Strawberry Chia Hamantaschen Recipe

Ingredients

For the dough:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pkg. cream cheese (8oz)
1/2 cup sugar

Add:
2.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of sugar
6 tbsp chia seeds
1 egg, beaten 

Instructions

Beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Add flour and salt and beat until incorporated. Refrigerate dough while making filling. 

To make filling, slice each strawberry into quarters. Add sliced strawberries and sugar to a pan on the stove, and heat until sugar is dissolved and strawberries are breaking down. Stir often. At the consistency you desire, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 min. Stir in chia seeds! Allow chia seeds to absorb the moisture for up to an hour. Filling should set to jam-like consistency. If too runny, add more chia! 

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough and cut into 3-inch circles.  Spoon 1 tsp of filling in center of each circle (try to include a chunk of strawberry on each). Form triangles by folding in edges, pinching corners, and leaving the opening at the center of the filling. Brush dough with egg. 

Freeze cookies for 2 hours! This step is important, or your cookies are likely to loose shape in the oven. Preheat oven to 350, and bake until golden, about 30 minutes.  

ENJOY! Makes ~3 dozen cookies 

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