The cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to a week.


Recipe Summary

1 hr
3 hrs 50 mins
Makes 50 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in orange zest and vanilla, then add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, scraping down bowl as necessary.

  • Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Add finely chopped chocolate and beat until just combined. Form dough into three 1-inch-thick disks, wrap tightly in plastic, and chill until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.

  • On a floured work surface, roll out dough to a scant 1/4-inch thickness. With a 2 3/4-inch round cutter, cut out circles; place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Gather scraps, chill, and repeat.

  • Whisk together remaining egg and 1 teaspoon water in a bowl. Brush circle edges with egg wash. Place 1 rounded teaspoon coarsely chopped chocolate in center of each circle. Lift sides of dough toward center, over filling, to form a triangle; pinch seams together. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in center.

  • Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Reviews (2)

29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
I also found the dough difficult to roll out after chilling. That said, a little time at room temperature worked wonders. I received many compliments on the cookies, and I would definitely make them again. I recommend rolling the dough out a little more thinly than the recipe suggests.
Rating: Unrated
I just threw out the Hamantaschen dough - it was dry and crumbly. I followed the recipe exactly - I thought some time in the fridge would help, but alas…I am always exacting in my measurements - this recipe is missing a liquid/moisture ingredient, perhaps an additional egg or 1/4 cup more butter? A complete failure!