On this episode of our digital recipe series "Welcome to My Kitchen," Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Executive Director Donna Nadel teaches us how to make hamentaschen for Purim.
Donna first learned this recipe in her kids' preschool class and they've become a holiday staple in her household. In fact, Donna mails out these festive cookies to her children every Purim.Her favorite filling? Apple! Her kids prefer chocolate chip. Enjoy this quick and delicious recipe (see below)! Chag Purim Sameach.
And, if you'd like to learn more about Purim, Rabbi Joel Nickerson lays out the four mitzvot (commandments) associated with the Book of Esther in this fun video.
Welcome to My Kitchen: Donna Nadel
(Hamen's Hats for Purim)
Recipe by Donna Nadel
1 cup of butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
4 teaspoons of orange juice (but Donna uses 9)
4 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the flour a little at a time until dough starts to form. Then add the orange juice.
Roll the dough out on a floured board. Cut into circles using the rim of a cup or a glass. Put about a teaspoon of filling (cherry or apple pie filling, chocolate chips, poppy seed filling) in the center of each circle. Pinch the corners of the circle making a triangle. Coat with egg whites for shine (optional).
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown. ENJOY!