Basic Hamantschen Dough

Basic Hamantaschen Dough

  • Servings: 30 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Classic, super easy, not-to-sweet, dough.

Credit: Gloria Kaufer Greene


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour



  1. Mix eggs & sugar together until combined.
  2. Add oil, vanilla, baking powder, and salt
  3. Add flour a bit at a time, mixing completely before adding the next bit.
  4. Split dough into halves, shape into a disc and wrap each in plastic.
  5. Let it chill in the refrigerator overnight or at least for a few hours.
  6. To Make & Bake

  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. On a floured surface, roll your dough to 1/6 inch (just under 1/4)
  9. Using a 3 in round cookie cutter or drinking glass, cut out as many circles as possible
  10. Put a heaping teaspoon of desired filling into the center of each circle.
  11. Fold into a triangle*
  12. Bake for about 16 minutes
  13. *To add sprinkles, brush with egg whites and sprinkle sprinkles.

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