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Thanks to Al for contributing this recipe.

These triangular "cookies" are known as Hamantashen or Haman's hats, the most popular sweet made at Purim. One legend tell us that the three corners of the cookie represent Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the founding fathers of Judaism. But the more popular story is that they are shaped like the three cornered hat worn by Haman. Yields 4 dozen.

 • 1 Cup Sugar
 • 1/3 Cup oil
 • 1/3 Cup vegetable shortening
 • 3 eggs
 • 1/2 Cup Orange juice
 • 4 Cups Flour
 • 3 tsp baking powder
 • 1 tsp. salt
 • 1 egg, beaten for glazing
 • Suggested filings: Poppy, Prune,
   Strawberry Jam, Apricot Jam, Orange
   Marmalade, Cherry Pie Filing
 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 2.  Cream sugar, oil and shortening.
 3.  Add eggs and juice and mix well.
 4.  Blend with dry ingredients and roll into
     a ball.
 5.  Divide into four parts.
 6.  Roll out each piece very thin (1/8 inch) on a floured board. (it works best if you refrigerate the dough
     for an hour first)
 7.  With the rim of a cup or glass (depending upon the size you desire), cut the dough into circles
 8.  Place 1/2 to 2/3 teaspoon of the filing of your choice in the middle of each circle.


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