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Everyone Was Searching For This Jewish Recipe in 2021

This iconic Jewish cookie was trending this year.

You know you’ve made it onto the broader American food landscape when one of the top five most searched recipes in the United States is a classic Jewish cookie, amiright? According to Google search trends of 2021, the fifth most searched recipe in the entire country was hamantaschen!

Hamantaschen are a triangle-shaped cookie typically enjoyed for the Jewish holiday of Purim (but can be enjoyed anytime, and found at many New York-area or Jewish bakeries year round). They can be tricky to make at home sometimes, with oozing jam and exploding sides. But they are delicious and come in a wide variety of flavors.

If you’re looking for some hamantaschen recipes to try out to stay on trend, here’s a few of our favorite varieties. But don’t forget our secret tip to making picture-perfect hamantaschen that never ooze or explode.

Dulce de leche hamantaschen

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Chocolate chip cookie hamantaschen

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Pretzel bagel dog hamantaschen

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Cannoli hamantaschen

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Best basic hamantaschen

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