Hamantaschen heaven begins here.This dough, made with shortening and butter, yields a light, cookie-like pastry which is similar to the hamantaschen you might expect to find in a commercial bakery. If you require a dairy free dough, simply use all shortening or non-dairy margarine (instead of butter and shortening). You can also use this dough to make cookie triangles - "mock" hamantaschens - for children who prefer unfilled cookies. Brush with egg wash and dust with plain sugar or colored sprinkles. If you love the oil-based dough, I am still willing to bet once you make this dough, you might never return to the oil-based one. This is: that good!