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Buttery Hamentashen Dough

Buttery Hamentashen Dough

This traditional and easy hamentashen recipe always satisfies on Purim.

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  • 20-30Servings


  • 2½ cups sifted unbleached flour
  • 2½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Sift flour with baking powder, then combine them in a bowl with the salt.

3. In another bowl, combine butter with sugar and mix well.  Add eggs, vanilla and lemon zest; mix to combine.

4. Pour mixture into center of dry ingredients. Stir until a soft dough is formed.

5. Knead a few times on a lightly floured work surface. Roll or pat to 1/4-inch thick.

6. Cut into 3-inch circles and fill with between a half teaspoon and a teaspoon of your desired filling. Pinch corners into a triangle.

7. Bake on a silicone sheet or parchment for 20 to 25 min or until slightly golden. They should not turn brown.

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