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Classic Pareve Hamentashen Dough

Classic pareve hamentashen dough

This classic pareve Hamentashen dough is an essential recipe for your Purim holiday repertoire.

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  • 24-30 hamentashenServings


  • ¾ cup shortening, margarine or oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 to 2¼ cups flour


1. Preheat oven to 350°  F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar.

3. Add eggs and vanilla and continue mixing.

4. Add baking powder, salt and about 1½ cups of flour. Slowly add enough flour to the dough until the dough is soft and smooth, but not greasy or sticky - between 2 and 2½ cups.

5. Cut the dough into thirds and roll out one section, about ⅛" thick on a well-floured slab or baking board. Use a cup or a can to cut approximately 3" circles.

6. Fill with a filling of your choice and fold sides up into triangles, leaving the center slightly open.

7. Bake on a silicone baking sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper in a preheated oven and cook for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.

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