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!
- Ready In:
- 1 cup butter, softened (or butter-flavored margarine)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- jam (or other fillings) or chocolate chips (or other fillings)
- Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Add flour.
- Form into 3" logs, wrap and freeze.
- Before making, remove from freezer and let thaw slightly. Slice in 1/4" slices.
- Put some filling in the center of each slice.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake at 350°F until done, about 20 minutes.
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Easy dough to make but there is no baking soda or baking powder so we were skeptical on how the hamantaschen would turn out...they are fabulous and the texture is perfect crunch with soft cookie. We didn't roll out the dough, it was too hard. Suggestion: using your hands, press the dough between waxed paper. Then use a glass dipped in flour to make the circles. Great recipe!Reply
here is my beef with this recipe. i refrigerated the dough and took it out the next day. i rolled it out. it was extremely difficult to roll out. had to use your entire weight to roll out. no joke. i used a variety of fillings. nutella, nutella with choc chips, choc chips alone, and strawberry jam. most of them didnt stay sealed. i sealed them well and they opened up. so i took a dab of water and tried to seal them using a bit of water on all the edges. they still opened up. they look like...well you know. they taste ok but dont think i would use this recipe again. too difficult to work with, didnt come our right.Reply
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]1Reply
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