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Makes at least 2 dozen Jewish Hamantaschen Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 cups (2 sticks + 5 1/3 tablespoons) margarine
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- Fillings of choice
- Cream together sugar and margarine. Add eggs and cream until smooth. Stir in water and vanilla. Add flour, mixing until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a few hours.
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Pinch off walnut-size pieces of dough and roll into a ball. Press ball between two pieces of waxed paper. Place about 1 teaspoon of filling, , in center of circle of dough. Pinch to form a three-cornered hat. Bake about 15 minutes or until just starting to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.