Hamantaschen

Hamantashen

Hamantaschen are special cookies made for Purim.  They are filled with jam and the edges are pinched together to look like Haman’s tri-corn 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 to form a triangle or tri-corn hat making them stick together. 

Bake at  350º for 8-10 minutes or until fully cooked and light brown in color.

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