Let’s Make Hamantaschen Cookies!


Hamantaschen cookies are a tasty treat made for the Jewish celebration of Purim. They are shaped to resemble Haman’s 3-cornered hat and are usually filled with poppy seeds, chocolate, dried fruits, or  other types of fruit fillings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups margerine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • Fillings of your choice
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

Step 1:  Mix together sugar and margarine. Step 2:  Mix in eggs until smooth and add water and vanilla extract. Step 3:  Add flour and mix until dough forms into a ball. Step 4:  Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for a few hours. Step 5:  Take walnut-sized pieces of dough rolled into a ball and press between two pieces of waxed paper. Step 6:  Place the flattened dough on the baking sheets lined with parchment paper spaced 1 inch apart. Step 7:  Take a teaspoon of filling and place in the center of each of the flattened dough. Step 8:  Bake in a preheated oven of 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until the dough is slightly browned. Step 9:  Carefully remove the cookies with a spatula and sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional) Step 10:  Place on a wire rack to cool. The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container.

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