Purim is one of the funnest holidays on the Jewish calendar! It commemorates when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. Hamentashen are shaped in a triangle recalling Haman’s three-cornered hat.
It is customary to hold carnival-like celebrations on Purim. I remember when I was a kid our temple would hold a carnival for all the children on Purim. When I was 5 I dressed up as a Hamentashen for Purim. [It is clear from my cardboard costume with red scribbles that my parents didn't work for instructables.]
Step 1: Recipe
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
jelly or jam (flavor of choice)
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. Once smooth add in flour 1/2 a cup at a time.
When all the ingredients are mixed let the dough sit out for 15 minutes. In my experience this makes the dough firmer and the cookies chewier.