FOODIE FRIDAY: Hamentashen.

I’m reposting this Hamentashen recipe from 2 years ago in honor of Purim, which is this weekend… Non hebrews, dont click away! Hamentashen are awesome. Really really awesome. You should try it! This is the best Hamentashen recipe ever. Look no further. Taken from the Deal Delights cookbook. We added some alternate fillings besides jelly – nutella, chocolate chips.


4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 tbs. vanilla
2 tbs baking powder
1 tsp. salt
5 1/2 cups flour
1 jar apricot, prune, apple or peach butter or raspberry preserves


Beat eggs and add sugar, oil, vanilla, baking powder, salt and flour (add flour slowly) while beating continuously until you have a workable dough.

Roll dough flat. Cut into 2 inch diameter circles. Place a small amount of filling on each circle. Make 3 pinches to form shape.

Bake on cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 350 or until golden brown.

Note: This dough is very good in any shape and with any filling.

My Tips:

Follow the steps on how you add the ingredients. It really makes a difference.

Once most of the flour is added start kneading it with your hands to get it really nice and doughy.

Experiment with the thickness of your dough when you roll it out. You don’t want it too thick because it wont be as tasty, too thin and the wall will collapse when you cook them.

The fillings labeled “Butter” dont spread or leak as much as preserves or jellies when you cook them. ** Experiment with fillings like nutella and chocolate chips- like the ones above! YUM.

Pinch one corner together first, then use a teaspoon to add the apricot butter. Then pinch the last two sides.

We had left over dough, so we made apricot jelly rolls and then used the left over dough to make an apple tart. The dough is so good!!

Keep them in the freezer, they are even better frozen!

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  1. This looks and sounds delicious. I will give it a try.
    Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. Interesting, it looks good…somehow I would prefer dark chocolate in the center. Just my thing of course. :)

    • Nicole Cohen says:

      You might…I like the apricot flavor the best. Something about the tartness of the fruit works for me. For example, I prefer cheesecake with fruit toppings, rather than chocolate. Not that I even eat cheesecake that often, but you know what I mean…

  3. mary says:

    speaking as the token goyim in our family, ate those hamentashen from our synagogue purim bag, the minute it was droppd at our home last night!! delicious!

  4. Anna says:

    Great recipe, btw…I love your blog :) and I can appreciate another mom who isn’t square!!!