As a bonus addition to my Montessori inspired Hamentashen Triangle Exploration activity, here is my family’s tried and true classic Hamentashen recipe!
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. orange juice, milk, or almond milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
Filling of your choice (jam, Nutella, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350.
Stir flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a stand mixer or with a hand beater, cream the shortening, butter, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until combined . Add milk and vanilla and continue beating until incorporated.
Fold in flour mixture until just combined. Shape dough into a ball. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Divide ball and roll into 3 disks.
Using a biscuit cutter or the top of a glass, cut dough into rounds. Place rounds on a lined cookie sheet and fill with 1 teaspoon of filling. Do not over fill!
Shape into triangles by folding up and pinching the circle into 3 corners.
Bake 15-18 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
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