This is the easiest Hamantaschen recipe you’ll ever find! These classic Jewish Hamantaschen triangle cookies are simply amazing!
Hamantaschen are traditional Jewish cookies made for the Jewish Holiday of Purim. They are so cute and yummy, I enjoy them year round!
Hamantaschen is made out of rolled dough with the filling in the middle, folded like a triangle. The triangle shape makes Hamantaschen cookies so unique and memorable!
This is the easiest Hamantaschen recipe you’ll ever find, it’s totally foolproof! This Hamantaschen dough doesn’ require any chilling, it’s ready to roll immediately after mixing. It’s a one-bowl recipe, just dump the cookie dough ingredients into the bowl, mix into the dough and then roll it out. Cut out the circles, put filling in the middle, fold the dough like a triangle and bake!
You can be really creative with the filling. For the Hamantaschen on the pictures, I used apricot jam. You can use different jam flavors and you can also use chocolate chips for the filling, as well as fresh fruits or canned pie fillings. Poppyseed filling (found at the supermarket in a can next to pie fillings) is another one of my favorites!
How To Make Hamantaschen Step By Step
Step 1: Mix Hamantaschen dough ingredients and roll out the dough
Step 2: Cut out circles with the rim of a cup
Step 3: Put filling in the middle of each Hamantaschen circle
Step 4: Fold Hamantaschen like a triangle, overlapping and pinching the sides as illustrated below.
Step 5: Bake The Hamantaschen at 350F for 12 minutes.
That’s all there is to making Hamantaschen! Just follow these easy steps and your Hamantaschen cookies will turn out amazing! Enjoy!
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup jam
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla.
- Add flour and baking powder and mix until combined. If the dough is too sticky to roll, add more flour (1 tbsp at a time) until it's no longer sticky.
- Roll out the dough to approximate ⅛-inch thickness and cut out circles with the rim of a small cup. Shape the dough scraps into a ball and roll it out again and cut out more circles.
- Put approximately a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle.
- Fold the sides like a triangle and pinch shut.
- Bake for 12 minutes.