Prep 45 mins
Cook 7 mins
This recipe came from my synagogue's Women's League cookbook. After I made this recipe I knew I had a winner when my children begged for them at every meal.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 5 1⁄2 cups flour
- Beat eggs well.
- Add oil and sugar, beating well.
- Beat in vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add flour.
- Chill dough. May be chilled overnight but let it sit out a while so it is not so cold - The dough will be easier to work with (I didn't include chill time in the preparation time).
- Roll dough onto floured board.
- Cut into 3 inch rounds.
- Place a heaping teaspoonful of filling.
- I used Solo poppyseed filling, Solo apricot filling, seedless raspberry preserves, and chocolate chips - They were all yummy.
- Take a little water and wet the outside area of the circle.
- Draw up sides to form a triangle and pinch closed.
- Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until brown.
I used orange infused olive oil for a very subtle orange flavor. I also reduced the sugar to 1 cup.
Great recipe! Glad I tried it even though it wasn't well-reviewed. I used 1 cup of sugar instead of 1.25 cups and found it was still very sweet. The texture was exactly perfect. Thank you, I will be making my second batch this morning!
Very easy dough to work and pinched together better than other recipes I've tried. I used 375 oven, and that helped them from running for me. I do have to say, for flavor, I like hamantashen that use butter, rather than oil.