I’ve been making hamantaschen for many years now. When my kids were small, we used to make hundreds at a time so we could deliver baskets of them to friends and family. We’ve all looked forward to them every year, and going vegan, we did not have to miss a beat. I veganized our favorite recipe and they still come out perfectly every time.
I think everyone who makes hamantaschen should be making these vegan ones. After all, the holiday is about escaping the cruelty of Haman, and what better way to truly appreciate that than by making these cruelty-free hamantaschen?
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c vegan shortening
- 2 T ground flax seed mixed with 5 T warm water, and let sit 5 minutes
- 2 t vanilla
- 1/4 c orange juice
- 3 1/2 c flour
- 1 1/4 T baking powder
- 1 t salt
- various flavors canned cake and pastry filling
- optional – vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
With a hand mixer, cream shortening and sugar.
Add flax mix, vanilla and oj and mix until all incorporated.
Add flour (in two batches), salt and baking powder and beat until all combined.
Form dough into a ball and place in fridge for 1/2 hour.
Using flour, roll out dough to about 1/4” thickness and use a round glass about 3 1/2″ wide to press out circles. Place a teaspoon of filling on each circle and some choc chips if using and then wet the edges of the circle as you press each one into a triangle shape.
Place on parchment covered sheets and bake 12 minutes. They will be very soft, but will harden as they cool.