Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is originally from the "Jewish Holiday Do-book", though I found it on a Jewish recipe site. This is how I make Hamantaschen with my kids! So easy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Add flour.
  2. Form into 3" logs, wrap and freeze.
  3. Before making, remove from freezer and let thaw slightly. Slice in 1/4" slices.
  4. Put some filling in the center of each slice.
  5. Fold each "cicle" into a triangular shape, pinching the edges closed. Note that the dough needs to have defrosted all the way to fold it.
  6. I put the cookies on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. That way, you can use a sharpie to write whose cookie is whose on the paper.
  7. Bake at 350°F until done, about 20 minutes.
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5 5

Made this recipe as given & with 3 different fillings ~ One was with just some semisweet chocolate, another with orange marmalade & chocolate together, & the last 1/3 with raspberry jam! All equally tasty, I thought! Then I set aside 6 of each to keep here & enjoy, while letting my other half take them to a weekly meeting he attends! Another time I might just do some with a date or raisin filling as well! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in healthy Choices ABC tag]

5 5

just made the far it is the best dough i have ever worked with-so soft and pleasant to weork with thank you...

5 5

Boy were these easy to make! I used broken up bits of semi-sweet Lindt chocolate, and well, lets just say, I'm glad no one else is home today to smell these because they're pretty much all gone! It was so easy if you make these once you'll pretty much have the recipe memorized. Thank you for sharing this recipe! You've got very lucky kids!