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The Perfect Hamantaschen Recipe

An easy no margarine, no chill hamantaschen recipe!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies, approx.


  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Jam for filling


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set them aside.
  • In a large bowl or in the bowl of a mixer, combine the oil and sugar until creamy.Add in the eggs, orange juice, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add in the salt and baking powder. Slowly pour in the flour, making sure it's incorporated before adding more.
  • Once the dough is mixed, remove it from the bowl and onto a piece of parchment paper. You may cut the dough in half if it's too much to work with at once. Place another sheet of parchment paper over the dough and roll it out.
  • Using a 3" round cookie cutter or glass, cut out circles from the dough. Remove the scraps from around the dough. Place a dollop of jam or your desired filling into the center of each circle. Fold in the two sides and pinch at the top to close. Bring the bottom side up, forming the cookie into a triangle shape. Pinch all 3 corners to seal.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden on the bottom and around the edges.