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Delicious Dairy Hamantashen (Dairy)

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Purim Hamentaschen

Purim Hamentaschen

Giora Shimoni
In my opinion, this is the best dairy hamantashen dough I've ever tried. The butter and cream cheese make the dough soft and delicious. My kids like these filled with Israeli chocolate spread. I like them filled with strawberry preserves. Happy Purim!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 7 ounces (200 grams) butter
  • 8 ounces (250 grams) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • chocolate spread, strawberry jam or apricot butter for filling
  • egg, beaten
  • sugar for garnish


1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Add flour and mix lightly. Refrigerate dough for an hour or more.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/8 inch (1/3 centimeter) thickness.
4. Cut the dough into circles using the top of a drinking glass. Flour the rim of the glass if it is sticking to the dough.
5. Place each cut-out circle on the baking sheet.
6. Place 1 - 1 1 1/2 teaspoons of filling in the center of each circle of dough.
7. Pull up sides and pinch three corners together to form a triangular cookie with filling showing. If needed, use a drop of water to make sure the corners are pinched close tight and won't open in the oven.
9. Americans like to brush each pastry with beaten egg and sugar before baking. Israelis like to sprinkle them with confectioners sugar after they are baked. Choose whichever sweetening method works best for you.
10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
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I really didn't like this!, Member melenb

I made 2 different hamantashen recipes this year and this one was not nearly as good as the other. I wound up not even giving these out. Even my husband wouldn't eat them and he eats everything. The dough rise and they open up really easily. You have to very carefully close them which is so time consuming. The dough is flavorless. It needs double the sugar - I used 1/2 cup. Just not a good recipe especially when there are so many other great ones out there.

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