Hamentashen Recipe

The Dough:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • juice of one orange

Beat the eggs. Using a mixer, add the sugar and beat well. Add the remaining ingredients (oil, flour, baking powder and orange juice) and mix until blended.

The Filling:

Delicious prune, apricot or other fruit pastry fillings can be store-bought.

 Making The Hamentashen

  • Roll out small amounts of the dough at a time until 1/4 inch thick. Dough will be soft, so use enough flour on the rolling pin and board so it doesn’t stick.
  • Using a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough.
  • Place a rounded teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle of dough.
  • Fold up three sides of the circle and pinch the ends to make triangles.
  • Place Hamantashen on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Brush each Hamantashen with beaten egg for a golden finish.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • When finished baking, remove Hamantashen from cookie sheet to cool.