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Hamantaschen Cookies

  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


These cookies shaped like three-cornered hats start with pavere margarine dough and then filled with poppyseed, apricot, prune, or any other fruit fillings. They taste good with chocolate as well. They are usually eaten for the holiday of Purim, but you can certainly make them anytime.



1 c. sugar

1 1/2 c. margarine (at room temperature)

2 large eggs (at room temperature)

6 tbsp. water

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

4 c. all-purpose flour

***Your choice of fillings


  1. Combine sugar and margarine in a bowl. Add eggs and mix until smooth.
  2. Stir in water and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix until dough forms a ball.
  3. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for a few hours.
  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and then line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Take walnut-sized pieces of the dough and then roll them into a ball.
  6. Press each ball between two pieces of wax paper. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets and make sure to space them an inch apart.
  7. Place about 1 tsp. of your choice of filling in the center of each circle of dough.
  8. Pinch each circle to form a three-cornered hat.
  9. Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes or until they start to brown.
  10. Carefully remove them from the baking sheets using a spatula and transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • It is important that you chill the dough for a few hours. Once it is well-chilled, it should be much easier to work with. It should not stick to your counter and tear.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.
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