The Jewish holiday of Purim is a joyous celebration where families eat, drink, and even dress up in costumes! A traditional Purim treat are these hamantaschen, triangle-shaped cookies meant to resemble a 3-cornered hat.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 cups margarine (room temperature)
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups flour (all-purpose)
- Fillings of choice such as poppyseed, prune (lekvar), apricot, Nutella
Steps to Make It
- Gather the ingredients.
- Cream together sugar and margarine.
- Add eggs and cream until smooth.
- Stir in water and vanilla.
- Add flour, mixing until dough forms a ball.
- Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a few hours.
- Heat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Pinch off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into a ball.
- Press ball between 2 pieces of wax paper and transfer to the prepared baking sheets spacing about 1 inch apart.
- Place about 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle of dough.
- Pinch to form a 3-cornered hat.
- Bake about 15 minutes or until just starting to brown.
- Using a thin spatula, carefully remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store cookies in a tightly covered container.