Easy to Make Hamantaschen
  • Dough:
  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup vegetable shortening
  • 6-10 tablespoons ice water
  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup each of your choice, fruit preserves or chocolate
  1. In the bowl of a food processor mix together flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and shortening. Pulse until mixture is crumbly. Add 6 tablespoons of ice water and pulse until mixture becomes a ball. Add more ice water if needed. Separate dough into 2 discs. Wrap in plastic, flatten and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Remove dough from refrigerator and let it soften for about 5 minutes. Roll out dough and using a cookie cutter or glass, make circles. Add a teaspoon of filling to the middle of each circle. Fold 1 side up and then another side. Pinch the edges together. Then fold up the last side and pinch the edges together again. Place the hamantaschen on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in the freezer for about a half hour. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, until edges are golden.
Recipe by Vegging on the Mountain at http://veggingonthemountain.com/2016/03/easy-to-make-hamantaschen/