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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hamantashen

This is a our favorite Purim Cookie. It makes large batch, 4-5 dozen. You can easily cut the recipe in half, but if you want to make more, I do it in batches. The it's too difficult to cut the butter into the flour if you double it and it doesn't turn out as nicely. I like to use my food processor to cut the butter in, it is so very fast and does such a great job. However, you can do it manually with a pastry cutter or two butter knives or the back of a fork.


4 C Flour (I use wheat pastry flour)

1/2 pound cold butter (2 sticks)
4 tsp baking powder
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1C sugar (I use a scant cup of fructose)
2 tsp vanilla

Goodies - Jam, peanut butter, chocolate chips, fig, whatever sounds yummy!
  • Mix dry ingrediants together in a bowl-Cut in butter (using a pastry cutter or a big fork or a two butter knives) until it is evenly encorperated into the texture of a course meal.
  • Add Eggs & Vanilla-Mix dough to form a ball (add flour if too sticky to handle)
  • (You may refrigerate, if sealed well to use later or...) Preheat oven 375 F
  • Roll out dough on a floured counter (about a 1/4 inch)
  • Cut into circles (using a biscuit cutter or a glass or a reg. mason jar ring)
  • Pinch three corners to form a triangle that looks like a three pointed hat, leaving a sot in the center for goodies.
  • Drop a dollop of goodies in the center of each hat (1/4-1/2 tsp preserves, choc chips, peanut butter, etc)

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until crisp (very light golden)


Chag Purim!

3 comments:

naomilovestom said...

Just found this recipe, looks good. But how many cookies does this make? Looks like probably quite a lot.

Mommy Set Free said...

Naomi,
That is a good question. I can't exactly remember. I will try to update the recipe next time Imake them. I did double it from its original recipe, so I know it will devide in half easily. I think this version will make about 4 dozen.

They really are delicious! I hope you try them. (Let us know hwa you think!)

naomilovestom said...

Thank you so much! I WILL try it!