We make and eat hamentashen-- also known as "oznei Haman" (Haman's ears) in Hebrew--during Purim to represent Haman's three-cornered hat. (Although "hamentashen" means "Haman's pockets" in Yiddish, we usually refer to these treats as "Haman's hats", since they resemble Haman's three-cornered hat
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- 4 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 2 stick(s) butter
- 1 cup(s) sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 head(s) lemon
- 1/4 cup(s) orange juice
- 1 pinch(s) salt
- 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
- t teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients and knead until dough is smooth.
- Roll out on a floured board to approx. 1/4 inch thickness.
- Using a circle cookie cutter or the top of a glass, cut into circles.
- Place assorted fillings in bowls on a table for children to select from.
- Put about 1 t of filling (jelly, chocolate chips, etc.) in the center of each circle.
- Fold 3 sides over the filling and pinch the corners to create a triangle.
- Place on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for approx. 20 minutes or until firm and golden brown.
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