Have a Happy Purim With This Hamantaschen Recipe

We are counting down the days until Purim, a Jewish holiday that celebrates the survival of the Jewish people in the early 5th Century BCE. It is filled with festive gatherings, costumes, and the sharing of gifts and food. One of the staples of Purim is making hamantaschen, triangular pastries filled with sweet fillings. We’re excited to share the easiest and best hamantaschen recipe so you can make these delicious cookies at home. Let’s get baking!

Special thanks to Julie Rubin, Keshet Friend, for sharing this delicious family recipe.


  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup melted butter (or margarine to make them parve)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey               
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Cookie fillings of choice (jams, preserves, melted chocolate, etc.)


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside
  2. In a larger bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, honey, orange juice and vanilla into mixture.
  4. Then, add flour mixture and mix well until flour is absorbed.
  5. Divide dough into 4 or 5 portions and wrap in parchment paper.
  6. Place everything in a gallon-sized bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours until well chilled (for best results, refrigerate overnight).
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.
  8. Roll dough out on a somewhat floured surface until about one-eighth of an inch thick.
  9. Cut dough into 2 1/2 and 3 inch circles and fill with a teaspoon of filling.
  10. Pinch edges together to form a tri-cornered cookie. Feel free to moisten edges with a drop of water if they are not sticking.
  11. Bake cookies for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
  12. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!

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