Hamantashen – 3rd Place


Hamantashen - 3rd Place in 2021 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest

Submitted by Barb Cate


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups flour plus extra when rolling out dough
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 oz. apricot preserves


  • Cut butter into dry ingredients. Add egg and orange juice, mix into a soft ball. Chill dough for 15 minutes or so to have it roll out better (you don’t have to but if you roll it right away, you will need extra flour). Flour surface or use pastry mat to roll out dough. Roll about 1/4 inch thick and use a 2 1/2 inch round cutter. Place 1/4-1/2 tsp. of fruit in the center of the circle. Pick up edges to form a triangle and pinch together to seal (must be tight and almost closed because it will open some as it bakes). Place on parchment paper on baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Don’t over bake. (I usually triple the recipe because one doesn’t make a whole lot.) Happy Baking!