This is my aunts recipe – although my great grandma’s is to follow (when i get time to get it)
1 cup margarine (or butter)
1 and 1/4 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of orange juice
2 tsp of vanilla extract
6 cups of flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tso baking powder
Fillings like Prune or Poppy Seed Filling, or more sweet such as Apricot, Raspberry, or Strawberry Preserves
Step by Step Instructions
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Mix in the eggs, one at a time
Stir in the orange juice and vanilla
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder and add to the wet mixture gradually
Allow it to form a doughey mixture. It may take forming it together by adding a little water, but eventually it will stick all together nicely and form a smooth dough.
Put it into a ziplock or leave it in the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thickness of a 1/4th of an inch. Cut into circles with a 3″ round cookie cutter or glass of that diameter.
Push the longest side into the filling and pinch the other two sides to form a triangle.
Continue forming Hamentaschen with all desired fillings. Place them all onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake them for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the cookie sheets carefully with a spatula. Cool completely and enjoy!