Basic Hamantaschen Dough

Here is a great hamantaschen dough that does not have to be refrigerated before you roll it out. I also love that you don’t need a stand mixer. Just a bowl and a spoon. This dough reminds me of a sugar cookie dough and it is very easy to handle. If you are looking for a richer shortbread-style hamantaschen dough, check out my rainbow hamantaschen for the recipe. 

Easy Hamantaschen Dough

Serving Size:
makes 2 dozen hamantaschen


2 eggs

½ cup oil

½ cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp kosher salt

Mix together the egg, oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until a smooth dough is formed.

Roll out the dough to around ¼ inch thick then cut circles using a cookie cutter or a glass cup. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of the circles and pinch closed to form a triangle.

Bake 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Recipe By Kitchen Tested

Basic Hamantaschen Dough