Hamantashen are Jewish cookies traditionally prepared during Purim. The three-cornered shape pastry symbolizes the victory of the Jewish people against Haman. Hamantashen are made with different fillings including the traditional lekvar, poppy seed, apricot, fruit preserves, dulce de leche, caramel, and cheese.
- Mix 2/3 cups of butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
- Add a cup of white flour and 1/4 cup of orange juice to the mixture.
- Refrigerate batter for at least two hours.
- On a floured board, roll the batter to about 1/8 inch thick.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out 3 to 4 inch circles.
- Place a tablespoon of your desired filling in the middle of the circle.
- To create a shape of a triangle, fold up the right and left sides. Put top flap to the center to meet the two sides.
- Put cookies on a grease cookie sheet and bake at 350-375 degrees for 10-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve hot.