Hamentashen Cookies Recipe

The kids are finally old enough to really enjoy and make holidays fun.  Hamentashen Cookies are a staple of Purim celebrations.  Here’s my recipe for them.




1 1/2 butter

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

5 cups all-pupose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp mace or 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice

1 can pie filling


Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and mace.  Cover and chill dough for 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven  to 350.  Roll our dough on a floured surface.  Cut out circle shapes.  Put a dollop of pie filling in the centre of each circle and fold the edges in, overlapping them and pinching to seal.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10-12 mins.  Enjoy.  Makes about 45 cookies