Okay, so Hamantashen aren’t a true Christmas cookie. They’re a traditional Purim cookie. But, hey. They’re yummy!
This recipe comes via my husband’s family.
2 bars of butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
4 cups flour
Solo brand fillings of choice ( we like apricot, prune, strawberry & poppy seed)
Start by creaming together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, orange juice and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, salt & baking powder. Add this mix slowly to the wet ingredients. Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour – or overnight.
Once chilled, roll out the dough to about 1/8″ thickness. Using a round cookie cutter (or glass) cut round shapes into the dough.
Place a dollop (about 1/2 tsp) of filling in the center of each circle. Next, you’ll need to fold in the edges to form a triangle.
Start with one side.
Fold it over at a jaunty angle. The, fold the oppostire side at a jaunty angle, so they slightly overlap.
Now fold up the bottom.
Now you’re ready to bake them. 375 for 15 minutes.
Voila! Delicious Hamantashen!!!
And with that, I have completed my self – imposed 6 days of baking challenge.
I am exhausted.
But Santa is coming tonight!
Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah – and I hope all of your crafty and foodie dreams come true this holiday season!