Easy Hamantaschen


Hamantaschen are a favorite treat for the Purim holiday! It has always worked better for me if I cover the dough and refrigerate it overnight.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 dozen


  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 cup fruit preserves, any flavor


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.

  2. Combine eggs and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in oil, orange juice, and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into batter to form a stiff dough, adding more flour if needed.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter or the rim of a drinking glass; place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Spoon about 1 to 2 teaspoons of preserves into center of each cookie. Pinch edges to form three corners.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
8g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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