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HAMANTASHEN COOKIES (HAMANâ€™S EARS)
Contributed by: Betty Marshall
2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 tsp. baking powder
4 cups wheat flour or
2 cups white all-purpose flour and 2 cups wheat flour
Apricot preserves or any other fruit butter, jam or pie filling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut butter into sugar; blend thoroughly. Add eggs and vanilla, blending thoroughly. Add baking powder and then flour, 1â�„2 cup at a time, blending thoroughly between each.
Refrigerate the dough for a few hours or overnight. Roll out the dough to 1â�„4-inch thickness and cut in circles at least three inches in diameter. Put a tablespoon of the preserves in the middle of each circle and fold up the sides to make a triangle, overlapping the sides as much as possible so only a little filling shows through the middle. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
(This recipe was contributed as part of a "Cook of the Week" feature.)