My Family Hamentashen Recipe

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As a bonus addition to my Montessori inspired Hamentashen Triangle Exploration activity, here is my  family’s tried and true classic Hamentashen recipe!

Ingredients

1/2 c. shortening

1/2 c. butter or margarine

1 1/4 c. sugar

3 eggs

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.)

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Directions:

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!

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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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Can’t wait to hear how your Hamentashen turned out in comments!

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