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March 19, 2008

Hamantaschens are on point

by Maya Calabrese, Online Managing Editor and Miriam Ragen, Online National News Editor and Food Editor
With Halloween long over, Purim offers another chance to dress up, eat sweets and celebrate. The Jewish holiday, celebrated this year on March 21, honors Queen Esther, who stood up to the evil Haman when he made plans to annihilate the Jewish people. Similar to the largely celebrated Halloween, kids dress up as the main characters of the story and act out modern interpretations, including making loud noises to block out Haman's name. To add to the festivities, triangular Hamantaschens, resembling Haman's hat, are eaten. These easy desserts can be made in any flavor of filling, to satisfy even the pickiest taste buds.

Prep time is about 30 minutes. Cook time is about 35 minutes. Makes about 10 servings.
These traditional Jewish pastries are perfect for any Purim celebration. Miriam Ragen
These traditional Jewish pastries are perfect for any Purim celebration.

- 1 baking sheet
- 1 spoon
- knife
- rolling pin

- 1 package of sugar cookie dough
- 1 cup fruit preservatives of your choice


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the baking sheet.
2. Spread out the cookie dough using the rolling pin.
3. Cut the cookie dough into triangles and place a dot of fruit preservatives in the middle of each.
4. Pinch together the edges of the triangles creating raised sides. Make sure that the fruit preservative will not come out of the seams.
5. Place on the baking sheet and put in the oven for 12-15 minutes until light brown.
6. Let cool and enjoy!

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  • jew (View Email) on March 20, 2008 at 1:39 PM
    hey guys cute recipe but actually "hamantaschen" is already the plural form, so you don't need to say "hamantaschens" cuz "taschen" means "pockets" in yiddish. it's actually a really cool word that has bits from a bunch of languages.

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