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.
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)
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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