In the States Hamantashen is a traditional Purim treat. Some believe that they are cookies that are representative of Haman's Hat and some believe they are representative of Haman's ears. Either way they are delicious and a great way to celebrate Purim with children or just have an excuse for these yummy cookies!
Ingredients . . . .
1.5 cups of room temp butter
3/4 cup of sugar
2 room temp eggs
6 tablespoons OJ
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
4.5 cups of AP flour
Filling can be made of . . . .
jams, jellies, pie fillings of your choice- anything goes to fill these guys. I made a bunch of prune filled ones to satisfy my FIL's craving and lemon curd ones for my personal taste. I also finished up some open jams in the fridge
1. Cream together butter and sugar until creamy in a stand mixer. Beat in eggs one at a time, then mix in rest of wet ingredients. Add baking powder and flour slowly till dough forms. Chill dough in fridge 6-8 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Break off pieces of dough and warm in your hands, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick using a rolling pin and use a large drinking glass to cut out circles. Continue doing this till you have no more dough- I get 40 circles out of this recipe.
3. Place a teaspoon of your filling in the center of your circle. IMPORTANT- do not pinch like your Bubbie pinches you!!!!! Fold the sides over to make a triangle and seal edges. Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh no pinching!!!!!!
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, till bottoms have started to brown. These are cookies that should be underbaked!