Recipe amount: 50 cookies

Hammen tach (Purim cookies)

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) - room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 each large egg
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 ¾ cup self rising flour
1 can poppy seeds filling ("Solo" - 12 ½ OZ.)
powdered sugar

Preparation steps:
  1. Beat butter with sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla, eggs and orange juice and continue to beat until texture is consistent.
  2. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time and mix by hand. Form a large ball of dough.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour to overnight.
  4. On floured surface roll out half of the dough to ~ 1/4 inch thick. Cut out as many as 3-inch rounds as possible. (use a 3-inch cutter or a glass) Remove scraps and add them to remaining unrolled dough.
  5. Put 1 teaspoon filling in center of each round and fold up edges to form triangular cookies. Pinch corners together and leave filling unexposed.
  6. Place Hammen taches on a baking sheet.
  7. Continue to cut and fill the Hammen taches with the rest of the dough.
  8. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes on top shelf until golden. Rotate baking sheet half way through. This way the cookies bake evenly.
  9. Remove from oven. Sprinkle powdered sugar. Transfer to a cooling tray.
  10. Cool down to room temperature and store in a container.
Picture of recipe

Take note!
  • Measurement:
    1 cup = 8 oz = ½ lbs = 225 gram butter

  • Baking: bake 17½ minutes at 350F
    and additional 1¾ minutes on low broil