Hamantaschen are special cookies made for Purim. They are filled with jam and the edges are pinched together to look like Haman’s tri-cornered hat.
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups butter, softened; 2 ¼ cups sugar, 3 large eggs, ¾ tsp baking soda, 6 ½ cups unbleached flour, and your favorite jam or date paste.
⅓ cup cold water for pinching sides together
Mix the ingredients together until it forms a soft ball that is easily rolled. With a rolling pin, roll out dough until it’s between ⅛ and ¼ inch thick. Using the top of a glass or jar, cut out circles.
Place a teaspoon of jam or date paste in the center of the circle.
Wetting your fingers with the water, pinch the sides together making them stick to form a triangle or tri-cornered hat.
Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes or until fully cooked and light brown in color.