Purim is known as a time of delicious smells emanating from the kitchen from the baking of the delicious sweets and goodies. Hamantaschen, a Purim cookie named for the three-cornered hat that Haman wore, is one of the favorites. Below is a recipe for you to make you own Hamantaschen. You can print or save the recipe for use in your kitchen.
a la Purim on the Net
- 1 stick of sweet butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 tablespoons ice water
- 1l/2 cups flour
- jam, apricot or prune
- butter to grease the cookie sheet
- flour to roll the dough on
- Cream the butter and sugar together in the large bowl. Add the egg yolks and continue to mix well.
- Add the ice water. Gradually stir in flour until a ball of dough is formed. Place the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for several hours or overnight.
- When ready to continue, take dough out of refrigerator
- Turn on the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease the cookie sheet with the butter.
- Divide the dough in half. Wrap the extra half in the plastic and put back in the refrigerator.
- Roll out the dough on a clean, lightly floured surface to a 1/4″ thickness. Cut it into 2″ circles (use the top of a glass to “press out” the circles)
- Place 1 teaspoon of the jam in the center of each circle and fold into three-cornered cookies:
start by pressing two sides together, then fold the third side over and press the ends together.
- Place the Hamantaschen about an inch apart on the greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned along the edges
Makes about 12 Hamantaschen