The kids are finally old enough to really enjoy and make holidays fun. Hamentashen Cookies are a staple of Purim celebrations. Here’s my recipe for them.
1 1/2 butter
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5 cups all-pupose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp mace or 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice
1 can pie filling
Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt and mace. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350. Roll our dough on a floured surface. Cut out circle shapes. Put a dollop of pie filling in the centre of each circle and fold the edges in, overlapping them and pinching to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-12 mins. Enjoy. Makes about 45 cookies