I’ve had a special request from Diana for Grandma Carolyn’s Hamantashen recipe. At Grandma’s house you’re only allowed to make these for Purim. At my house (being that I’m a heathen and all), you’re allowed to make them any old time.


1 cup sugar

1/3 cup oil

1/3 cup shortening

3 tsp baking powder

½ cup orange juice

4 cups flour

3 eggs

1 tsp salt

pie filling or thick jam (our favorites are apricot and strawberry)

Cream sugar, oil, and shortening.

Add eggs and juice.

Mix well.

Divide into four parts.

Roll out each piece (fairly thin) on a floured surface.

With rim of glass (depending on desired size) cut dough into circles

Place 1/2 -2/3 tsp filling in middle of circle (learn from my mistakes – do not overfill.)

Pinch bottom two sides of circle then the top of the circle to form a triangle.

Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until just starts to brown around edges.


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