Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Arlington, TX
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Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Arlington, TX

This hamantashenhamantaschenאֹזֶן הָמָןTriangle-shaped pastries commonly filled with apricot jam or poppyseed spread (or other fillings) and eaten on Purim; the shape represents Haman's hat or ears recipe is always a favorite at our Purim carnivals!

3/4 cup margarine, softened but not melted
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pie filling, such as prune, poppy seed, lemon, etc.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg and beat well with mixer.
  2. Stir in orange juice and vanilla and blend.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Blend well. Refrigerate at least one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll cold dough on floured board and cut into 3 inch rounds with cookie cutters.
  6. Place one teaspoon of filling in center of each round, pinch side up to form triangle. Seal well.
  7. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets about 10-12 minutes.

Note: Keep dough refrigerated when not using. After cutting rounds, refrigerate before filling and pinching.