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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the orange juice and vanilla. Mix in the baking powder, then gradually stir in the flour until the dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. I like to do mine overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 3 inch circles using a cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place circles on the prepared cookie sheets. Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each circle. (Any more and it will ooze out) Pinch the sides of each circle to form a triangle, covering as much of the filling as possible. The cookies may be frozen on the cookie sheets if desired to help retain their shape while cooking.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light golden brown. These are best undercooked slightly. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Chag Sameach!

Recipe taken from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/hamantashen/ 


About Sarit

Hi, I’m Sarit and I live in Florida. I am 13 years old and the oldest of 4 children. Some of my hobbies include baking, playing volleyball, and hanging out with my friends. I'm really excited to be a part of YALDAH because it means so much to me.

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    That looks really good, especially today! Tonight, after the fast, I’m going to make hamantaschen with my mother!

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