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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 Fortunee Cohen

Fortunee Cohen, age 16 from Miami, Florida, is a sophomore at Scheck Hillel Community School. Her favorite subjects in school are math and Hebrew. Fortu, like her family calls her, enjoys writing, playing tennis and basketball, and acting. In addition to working in Yaldah, Fortunee is the manager for her school’s varsity basketball team and she is also a leader for Aventura Chabad’s C-Teen club. Fortunee speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, and a little bit of Yiddish. When Fortunee grows up, she hopes to become a journalist.

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  1. 1

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

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