Chocolate Peanut Butter Hamantaschen

2 cups of flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of white sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 sticks of room temp margarine
1 egg
1/2 cup of cocoa powder

Cream sugar and margarine together. Add eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, flour and cocoa powder. Mix together. Place dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Roll out dough and cut out circles using cookie cutter or rim of a glass jar or cup. Fill with 1 tsp. peanut butter. (I added some chocolate spread to some of them and it tasted great!) then pinch the corners together, forming a triangle. Bake on 350′ for 8-10 minutes. I kept them in for about 15 minutes, and overcooked them and they got really crunchy, but I like them softer so careful not to over bake them!

* Tips/Tricks: I originally had a difficult time shaping them since the dough was sticky. I kept it in the fridge for several hours and used extra flour when rolling it out. This made it easier to work with!

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar

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