Archive for the ‘Purim Foods’ Category

Queen Esther Cookies


These cookies take about 30 minutes total to make and bake.

  • ½
  • cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon, or vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup poppyseeds
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

In a mixing bowl, mix oil and sugar.  Add eggs, flavoring and milk.

Stir in poppyseeds.

Add flour and mix lightly until smooth.

Roll out dough and cut into shapes – crowns, Star of David.

Bake 350 on cookie sheets for about 12 minutes or until edges are golden.

©Tentstake Ministries Publishing



Hamantaschen Cookies

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.

©Tentstake Ministries Publishing