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The Best Hamentashen Recipe

I love Purim and this super easy Hamentashen recipe is really the best! Seriously, you don't need any other hamentashen recipe ever. You can use this dough with ANY filling, topping or flavor that you can imagine. I love classic raspberry jam, but I've suggested a whole bunch of my families favorite fillings/topping combos below.
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Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: israeli, Jewish
Keyword: Baking, Easy, holiday, Jewish, purim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 114kcal
Cost: 5$


  • Rolling pin (can use wine bottle)
  • Circle cookie cutter (can use top of drinking glass)


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour plus extra as needed
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • rasberry jam or any other filling of your choice


  • In a large mixing bowl lightly beat 2 eggs with a whisk, add ½ cup of oil, ¾ cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla, mix well.
  • Add 2 ¼ cups of flour, ½ Tblsp baking powder and ¼ tsp of salt. Mix until dough forms.
  • If the dough is very sticky to the touch add about 1 Tablespoon of flour at a time. The dough should not be dry, so do not add too much.
  • Roll out the dough between two pieces of lightly floured parchment paper until about 1/2 inch thick and cut out circles using a cookie cutter or the top of a drinking glass.
  • Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle. Fold up the edges to form a triangle. Gently pinch sides and smooth them out.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • Top each cookie with appropriate toppings if using.


Filling /Topping Ideas
✨Lotus spread with crushed lotus cookies
✨Popping chocolate Klik spread with Chocolate Klik balls
✨Pesek Zman chocolate spread with pesek Zman chocolates
✨Creamy milk spread with cookies ‘n cream chocolate
✨Chocolate spread
✨Fruit Jelly
✨Peanut Butter & Jelly


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg