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Easy Hamantaschen

Easy Hamantaschen

"A favorite treat for the Purim holiday! It has always worked better for me if I cover the dough and refrigerate overnight."
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27 m servings 246 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 40g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until lightly and fluffy. Stir in the oil, vanilla and orange juice. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter to form a stiff dough. If dough is not stiff enough to roll out, stir in more flour. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter or the rim or a drinking glass. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of preserves into the center of each one. Pinch the edges to form three corners.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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  1. 54 Ratings

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I've always had trouble with an all-oil based dough, so I substituted a stick of butter for 1/2 cup of the oil, and beat it with the sugar before adding the eggs. Then I refrigerated the dough ...

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This recipe was a disaster. I followed it exactly, but ended up with dough that was sticky but thick, and refused to roll flat. Every time I cut out a circular piece it would shrink up. The cook...

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I've always had trouble with an all-oil based dough, so I substituted a stick of butter for 1/2 cup of the oil, and beat it with the sugar before adding the eggs. Then I refrigerated the dough ...

Excellent cookie. Good texture, good shape hold, and without a bitter after taste that many hamantaschen recipes have.I would not recommend refridgerating the dough though. Dough should be use...

How to make this perfect: as another reviewer suggested, replace 1/2 c of oil with a stick of butter and whip with sugar before adding eggs. I also added a tsp of orange zest, used 4 1/2 c flour...

This is a very good recipe, the dough was perfect. I recommend brushing them with egg just before putting them in the oven and baking them at 400 instead, then they look nice and shiny and brown...

we used this recipe to make hamantaschen with a group of older was wonderful! easy to make, rolled out well, and tasted good. the favorite fillings were apricot jam and chocolate c...

As an incredibly inexperienced baker, I found this recipe reasonably simple and very tasty. With the first batch I made the mistake of not rolling the dough thin enough. The taste wasn't imp...

Great! For those having issues with dough texture due to the oil, substitute butter for the oil and milk for the OJ. The oil and OJ are used to make the cookies pareve (meaning they contain n...

As do others here, I have problems with oil-based dough. Thusly, I used 1 stick of butter (chilled & cubed) and 4 oz. light cream cheese (chilled & cubed) and made in my food processor. I let ...

Great recipe. Tips: use wax paper to roll it out, it can be a little sticky, but that's ok. I made my cookies too big and even though I keep adjusting after each batch I would of liked smaller...

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