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Rosevine Cottage Girls (C) Rosevine Cottage Girls

Homemade Hamantaschen Cookies

Rosevine Cottage Girls
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean



  • 1 cup of raw sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups room temperature butter
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Fillings of choice



  • Cream together sugar and butter in a standup mixer.
  • Add eggs and cream until smooth.
  • Stir in water and vanilla.
  • Add flour, and mix until dough forms a ball.
  • Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a few hours.
  • Heat oven to 375 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Pinch off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into a ball. Press the ball between two pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap and transfer to the prepared baking sheets spacing about 1 inch apart. You can also roll out the dough and use a circular cookie cutter to cut the dough.
  • Place a bit of filling in the center of each circle of dough, don't overfill them or they will overflow in the oven. Pinch to form a three-cornered hat or triangle.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until just starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to sit for a minute or so.
  • Using a spatula, carefully remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in a tightly covered container.
Keyword Jewish Hamantaschen Cookies