Okay. I know this is a writing blog. But it's Purim, and with Purim come hamantaschen (see pic below) and I just feel like I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't tell you how to make them. So, here's the recipe and instructions. Happy Purim, sweeties.
Here's what you'll need for about 3 dozen large-ish cookies:
1 c sugar
1/2 c margarine
4 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp orange juice
Cream together eggs, sugar, and margarine until very light and smooth
Mix in the remainder of ingredients. It will look kind of crumbly at first, but keep working it with your hands until it comes together:
Roll it out to about 1/8 inch and cut into circles with the rim of a drinking glass:
Now, do all your assembly and baking on parchment paper. Trust me. Just do it. Brush the circles with egg whites and place filling in the center. This will go best for you if you buy the cans of pastry filling in the baking aisle instead of trying to make do with jam, etc. It is expensive, but a little goes a long way (I think one small can made around 2 dozen cookies):
Pinch the sides of the dough together to form a three-cornered shape:
Into the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.
You want them to be golden at the seams:
I plated mine six to a paper plate. You can wrap the whole darn thing in saran wrap and stick in the freezer, then pull it right out for easy gifting.