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Hamentashen and Kolatczky Recipe from World Cuisine Today Magazine

Hamentashen Cookies

Have you ever wondered how to make a traditional Hamentashen (Similar to a Kolaczki cookie) for the holiday of Purim or Easter gathering? Try this traditional recipe from World Cuisine Today Magazine. Eaten throughout the world Kolaczki cookies and Hamentashen cookies are traditionally fruit filled cookies with a delicate slightly sweet dough similar to a sugar cookie. Find more world recipes at:

Hamentashen (Kolaczki) Cookies For Spring Holidays

Yield 30 to 40 cookies


2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs beaten

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 Tablespoons orange or lemon juice

Four to five 16 ounce jars of filling such as: Prune, poppy seed, lemon, apricot or cherry

If you don't have filling, you may use a high quality jam or fruit spread of these flavors.


1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Grease a few cookie sheets with neutral vegetable oil or melted butter

3) In a bowl place the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

4) Form the dough into a ball and chill in some plastic wrap for about 30 minutes. On a floured surface take the dough and roll it out. Using a large circular cookie cutter, or the top of a water glass creating circular shapes on the dough. In the center place at least a Tablespoon of the filling and fold the sides up into a triangular shape. Paint the top with a bit of egg white if desiring a shiny cookie.

5) Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Cool on cooling racks and don't move to plates or sealed cookie container until room temperature.

Wonderful cookies for any festive party or occasion!

World Cuisine Today Magazine