Whether you spell it hamantaschen, hamantashen, hamentaschen hamentashen,or hammentoshen, every Jewish Hostess has their favorite Purim classic triangular cookie that will be handed down to their kids and grandkids. This great no-fail, easy recipe is on page 230 of the classic Red Deal Delights cookbook that was compiled by the Syrian Jewish women in on the Jersey Shore in 1985. This cookbook has traditional Sephardic recipes that is a must in every Syrian Jewish home. I wonder if they had Hammentashen in the old days in Syria…
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- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 1/2 cups flour
- 1 jar apricot butter
- 1 jar prune butter
Beat eggs, and add sugar, oil, vanilla,baking powder, salt and flour (add flour slowly) while beating continuously until you have a workable dough.
Roll dough into baseball size balls and add slight amount of flour to reduce stickiness.
Roll flat with rolling pin.
Even the boys can get involved…..
Cut into circles using the plastic red top of a can of spray Pam.
Place one teaspoon of the fillings into each circle and squeeze with 3 pinches to form hammentashen shape.
You can even use kosher chocolate chips, Nuttela, and homemade fruit preserves as a filling! Yum!
Bake on sprayed parchment paper lined cookie sheet till desired crunchiness (about 25-30 minutes).
What fantabulous new fashioned sweet fillings can you think of this year?