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I've always had trouble with an all-oil based dough, so I substituted a stick of butter for 1/2 cup of the oil, and beat it with the sugar before adding the eggs. Then I refrigerated the dough for a couple of hours. Two tablespoons of preserves ran out of the hamantaschen; 1 tablespoon is more than enough!
Excellent cookie. Good texture good shape hold and without a bitter after taste that many hamantaschen recipes have.I would not recommend refridgerating the dough though. Dough should be used immediately after making. If one delays some extra egg & water solution should be used to seal seams before baking as the seams will rupture and spill goo everywhere if they aren't sealed. Use good quality jam and avoid using jellies as they tend to leak more.
How to make this perfect: as another reviewer suggested, replace 1/2 c of oil with a stick of butter and whip with sugar before adding eggs. I also added a tsp of orange zest, used 4 1/2 c flour mixed with the baking powder, and held aside the 5th cup of flour to add as needed. I ended up using about 5 c total. Mix one egg with a Tbsp of milk, and using finger, moisten the outer edges of each circle before filling and pinching. I had no leaking casualties at all. I used to make these with my mother when I was little, and she was smiling from Heaven when I made this recipe. It is absolutely perfect.
This is a very good recipe the dough was perfect. I recommend brushing them with egg just before putting them in the oven and baking them at 400 instead then they look nice and shiny and browned. I also got more like 35 cookies from the recipe.
For those having issues with dough texture due to the oil, substitute butter for the oil and milk for the OJ. The oil and OJ are used to make the cookies pareve (meaning they contain no meat or dairy and can therefore be consumed with other meat and/or dairy foods according to Jewish law.)
As an incredibly inexperienced baker, I found this recipe reasonably simple and very tasty.
With the first batch I made the mistake of not rolling the dough thin enough. The taste wasn't impacted, but they didn't hold their shape. The second batch turned out with a better triangle shape.
When I make these again I won't add the flour all at once, seeing as I probably added another cup while I was rolling the dough.
As do others here I have problems with oil-based dough. Thusly I used 1 stick of butter (chilled & cubed) and 4 oz. light cream cheese (chilled & cubed) and made in my food processor. I let the dough rest for 2 hrs. in the fridge before filling (I used seedless black raspberry preserves and orange marmalad). I baked them at 360 degrees for exactly 14 minutes. The resulting cookies tasted great if not perfectly formed (this shiksa's first attempt at making hamantaschen).
I FOLLOWED THE RECIPE TO THE LETTER AND FOUND IT TO BE A SIMPLE ONE BUT A BIT MESSY TO WORK WITH MY MIXER. THE STIFF BATTER WAS HARD TO BEAT AND KEPT CLOGGING UP THE BEATERS BUT IT WAS WORTH THE TROUBLE. THEY TURNED OUT BEAUTIFULLY AND WERE DELICIOUS! NEXT TIME I WILL ADD SOME LEMON ZEST TO THE BATTER.
I'm a fairly decent baker. I found this recipe to be easy but the directions were not that great. The cookie tastes yummy (got my 3 year's old approval!) but was a mess. I substituted the oil for butter, used milk instead of OJ and used 4.5 cups flour. After doing a little research, I found the key to making this: oven has to be 400 degrees to get it a little toasty, roll dough to 1/8 in and roll again to stretch it after you "cut into circles", only 1 tsp of preserves, and instead of pinching corners, fold and tuck. Unfortunately, I figured this out on my very last cookie which came out beautiful and perfect. I will be starting over and making a new batch...
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