February 22, 2018
Hamantaschen is a traditional and symbolic cookie made to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Hamantaschen are triangular in shape and must have three corners (reminiscent of Haman's hat in the story of Esther). The filling (usually a preserve or jam) is "hidden" as "hester," the root word of Esther, means "hidden."
Add dollop (about 1 Tbsp.) of preserves of choice to the center of each circle, then pinch the dough together in three part to form a triangle. Be sure to pinch the dough together well to prevent the cookies from opening while baking.
Fill the cookies with whatever you like - from strawberry and apricot preserves to vegan chocolate spread, poppy seed filling, caramel or whatever your heart desires. These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free and soy-free. They also freeze well. Please search my recipe gallery for the basic gluten-free version if you're okay with dairy and eggs.
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