Hamantashens are a traditional cookie shaped in a triangle, like Haman’s hat, made for the festive minor Jewish holiday of Purim. Haman is an evil character from the Purim story, read on Purim from a special book called the Megillah. The fillings for this cookie vary, including poppy seeds, cherry, apricot and strawberry fillings. Prune is a family favorite of ours. Recipes abound for these delicious cookies, but after much experimentation I have recently settled on this recipe, They can be enjoyed year round and several Jewish delis and bakeries bake them all year. They are always made at this time of year, during the holiday of Purim.
You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this delectable treat. My close Christian and Muslim neighbors and friends have looked forward to Purim and enjoyed these delicious cookies, along with our family over the years! It is like a super mini pie cookie, loved by all. I have made changes to make this recipe as nutrient dense as possible. Hope you enjoy them! Continue reading