Chef Avi Chemal’s
Distinctively Delicious Halva Hamentashen
3 cups flour
½ c. sugar
1 c. margarine or butter
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. orange juice
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Using a mixer, combine sugar and margarine/butter till fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and mix until dough is smooth.
Allow the dough to sit for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine ingredients for filling.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough to a thickness of ¼ to ½ inch. Using the rim of a glass, cut dough into 3” circles.
Place 1 teaspoon of filling into each circle and pinch the dough into a triangle shape.
Place hamentashen around 2” apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 15‐20.