By Brenda Storch, Messianic Rebbetzin of The Tabernacle
Hamentaschen is THE cookie traditionally served at Purim. It is an easy recipe and fun to make with kids. Its three corner shape is said to represent Haman's 3 cornered hat. I use canned poppy seed, apricot, or cherry filling - raspberry jam also works great (All Fruit does not work well). This recipe is from "The Great Hadassah Cookbook".
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. milk
vanilla or lemon extract
Cream butter and sugar, and add egg. Sift flour and baking powder together and add a little to creamed mixture. Add milk, then remaining flour. Mix in flavoring. Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick. Cut into rounds, dot each with a spoonful of filling, draw 3 sides together into the center (giving you a triangular pastry), and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 25 minutes until delicately browned.