Grandma's Hamantashen Cookies

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Recipe by Chef Captain Kirk

This is my grandma's recipe for Hamantashen cookies, which are made for the jewish holiday Purim. A few tips for better shaped cookies: - freeze dough for a few minutes to make it easier to handle - do NOT overwork dough - when shaping cookies, leave only a little bit of jam showing - freeze cookies for another few minutes before you put them in the oven

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. pre-heat oven to 375'F.
  2. cream butter and sugar.
  3. add eggs one at a time.
  4. beat well.
  5. add vanilla and orange juice.
  6. add flour and baking powder (and salt if needed).
  7. mix until the dough can form a ball.
  8. roll dough on a well floured board to about 1/8inch thick.
  9. cut into 3inch rounds.
  10. place about a teaspoon of filling in the center of each round.
  11. pinch dough upward in three places at the outer edge to make the traditional three-cornered hat shape.
  12. bake for 15-20 minutes on greased or parchment lined baking sheet until slightly golden brown.
  13. remove from pan and let cool on a cooling rack for at least 10minutes.

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