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Hamentashen Recipe

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A Hamentashen is the traditional 3-sided pastry eaten on the Jewish holiday Purim.   They are made by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough with a filling in the center.

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.]
 
 
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Step 1: Recipe

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I use the same dough recipe that I use for my Minnesota Cookies.

Ingredients:
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
2 eggs
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.


MicioGatta3 years ago
Nice!!!! They seem cat ears, I have to do them :) Thanks!
lasleyjam3 years ago
yummyyy!
kathrynl3 years ago
These look delicious!
rn040723 years ago
Try poppy seeds and honey for a filling. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it brought back fond memories for me.
Carleyy (author) 3 years ago
Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I ate like 7 of them for dinner one night - they are sooooo good! I would recommend trying to make them yourself!
zazenergy3 years ago
These were so delightful! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Carley, I will definitely be making them.
angelabchua3 years ago
ok. i ate like 6 of these, they were DEEEELISH!
OrdaSoft very yummy
tamara0153 years ago
hi, these look great, well done!!!!
ChrysN3 years ago
Looks yummy!
Biggsy3 years ago
These look delicious... If I thought that they would survive a trip to israel via post, I would have sent some to my best mate...

welldone anyway :D