Hamentaschen is central to Purim. It is a classic Jewish cookie that’s really easy to make and very tasty. It’s shape is supposed to represent Hamen’s hat but Jack just calls them ‘the jewish triangle cookies’, which is good enough for me. I hope you try these sweet little treats. 




Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 75 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves: 15
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking power
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup Jam
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat together the butter, sugar and eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder. If the mixture is a little dry, slowly add the milk until it forms a fluffly dough.
  4. Put the dough in a sandwich bag and place in the refridgerator for 1 hour.
  5. Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough into a circle, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into circles and spoon in a little jam.
  7. Now, fold in to triangles. Running both thumbs and index fingers from one side to the other. Pinch 3 corners to create a seal.
  8. Repeat with all the remaining dough.
  9. When they are all done, place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.



  1. Josie says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. It is really hard to find on the internet!

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