Hamantaschen-Cookies (Haman's Hats)

READY IN: 8mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Hamantaschen are the traditional cookies of Purim, a festive holiday on the Jewish calendar.
  • Grease cookie sheets.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  • Add sugar, orange peel and margarine; beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.
  • Add flour; mix well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 1/2 hours for easier handling.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Keep remaining dough refrigerated.
  • Cut with floured 3-inch round cookie cutter.
  • Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
  • Spoon heaping teaspoonful poppy seed filling on center of each circle. Moisten edges of dough circles with water.
  • Shape into triangles as shown in diagram, folding 3 sides in without completely covering filling; pinch corners to seal.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.