Prep Time (per batch): 20 minutes
Cook Time (per batch): 20 minutes
|Our lovely hostess, Rebecca!|
Four (4) cups of all-purpose flour
Three (3) eggs
One (1) cup of sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
One (1) lemon, zested
One (1) orange, zested
Two (2) teaspoons of baking powder
for egg wash
One (1) egg
One (1) tablespoon of water
|Just some of the fillings we used!|
Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk your eggs, sugar, lemon & orange zests, and oil together.
In a separate large mixing bowl, sift your flour and baking powder together (if you don't own a sifter, you can just whisk the flour to make if fluffier).
Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture. You can do this with your hands or a standing mixer (we did both, actually).
Once it starts to come together as dough, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/8".
Cut using circular cookie cutters (we used 3" and 5" cutters) and place on a foiled baking sheet.
Spoon your fillings of choice onto the dough and then pinch or fold the sides (we did both for this, also, as we have some pinch-experts and some fold-experts).
|Rebecca models how to pinch |
the hamantaschen correctly
Mix your egg and water together for the egg wash and brush each cookie lightly with this before it goes into the oven. This will help the corners stick together and will also provide some light brown color to the cookies.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy Purim!