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!