Hamantaschen

Traditionally served in the spring during the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Photo by Courtney P.
Adapted from allrecipes.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

36

cookies

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

36

servings

Adapted from allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups butter or margarine, softened

  • 1

    cup white sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 6

    tablespoons orange juice

  • 1

    tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 4 1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the orange juice and vanilla. Mix in the baking powder, then gradually stir in the flour until the dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. I like to do mine overnight. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 3 inch circles using a cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place circles on the prepared cookie sheets. Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each circle. (Any more and it will ooze out) Pinch the sides of each circle to form a triangle, covering as much of the filling as possible. The cookies may be frozen on the cookie sheets if desired to help retain their shape while cooking. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light golden brown. These are best undercooked slightly. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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