Buttery Hamentashen Dough

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Buttery Hamentashen Dough

This traditional and easy hamentashen recipe always satisfies on Purim.

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  • 20-30Servings

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups sifted unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup milk or milk/cream mixture
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°  F.

2. Sift flour with baking powder, then combine them in a bowl with the salt and sugar.

3. In another bowl, combine egg with milk and vanilla and lemon zest; mix to combine.

4. Mix milk mixture with melted butter and pour mixture into center of dry ingredients. Stir until a soft dough is formed.

5. Knead a few times on a lightly floured work surface. Roll or pat to 1/4-inch thick.

6. Cut into 3-inch circles and fill with between a half teaspoon and a teaspoon of your desired filling. Pinch corners into a triangle.

7. Bake on a silicone sheet or parchment for 20 to 25 min or until slightly golden. They should not turn brown.