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Buttery Hamentashen Dough


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Buttery Hamentashen Dough


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Buttery Hamentashen Dough

This traditional and easy hamentashen recipe always satisfies on Purim.


  • Prep Time : 15 min min
  • Ready Time : 15 min



  • 2 1/2 cups sifted unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk or milk/cream mixture
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift the flour with baking powder, then combine them in a bowl with the salt and sugar.
  3. In another bowl, combine the egg with milk and vanilla and lemon zest; mix to combine.
  4. Mix the milk mixture with the melted butter and pour the mixture into center of dry ingredients.
  5. Stir until a soft dough is formed.
  6. Knead a few times on a lightly floured work surface.
  7. Roll or pat to 1/4-inch thick.
  8. Cut into 3-inch circles and fill with between a half teaspoon and a teaspoon of your desired filling. Pinch corners into a triangle.
  9. Bake on a silicone sheet or parchment for 20 to 25 min or until slightly golden.
  10. They should not turn brown.





2 Responses to Buttery Hamentashen Dough

  1. Not good recipe! Not enough sugar or butter!! Came out like biscuits! Ugh!!

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