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Two heaping plates of hamentaschen. 

And, of course, the recipe. (Which, for the record, is my great-grandmother's, and everyone who has ever tried them agrees they are the Best Possible Hamentaschen.)

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar 
2 cups flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 cup butter or margarine (Crisco if you want ’em pareve) 
1 egg 
2 T orange juice 
Filling of choice– poppyseed, prune, blueberry or cherry pie filling, various jams, chocolate, Nutella. My personal preference is for good-quality jam or preserves, the kind that use real sugar and not corn syrup. I have had especially good luck with peach, raspberry, and lemon curd.

Directions:

Mix sugar, flour, BP, salt in bowl; work in softened (NOT melted) butter 

separate bowl– mix egg and OJ, then add to rest of ingredients; mix until it’s dough.

Refrigerate 1 hour.

Roll out, cut into circles– use a cookie cutter or a large drinking glass for this. Place large spoonful of filling in center of each circle, and pinch dough into a triangle around it. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

Cookies will be crisp when they first come out of the oven, but seal them in Tupperware for the night and they will get soft and ridiculously delicious.

Enjoy!

Date: 2015-03-06 12:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kass
<3 <3 <3

Date: 2015-03-06 05:10 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Muppet's Swedish chef brandishes cleaver and spoon with rooster at side (grandiloquent cook is grandiloquent)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
ZOMG those look like awesome stained glass windows ... and then they look like awesome treats. (It is not the Purim Dress.)

(Here from Metafilter)

Date: 2015-03-09 11:29 pm (UTC)
chalcopyrite: A vintage illustration of a woman wearing a wide-brimmed hat putting something into/taking something out of an oven. (food: baking)
From: [personal profile] chalcopyrite
Those are beautiful hamentaschen! Thank you for sharing your great-grandmother's Best Possible Recipe!

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