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. Using a mixer beat the butter with sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla, eggs and orange juice and continue to beat until texture is mostly consistent. Gradually mix in 1 ¾ cup flour using the mixer.
  2. Using a spoon and eventually by hand, gradually add the remaining 2 cups flour. Form a large ball of dough, and cover with plastic.
  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 ½ 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 16 minutes on middle-top shelf until golden.
    Alternative baking: bake at 325F 16-18 minutes
  9. Remove from oven. Sprinkle powdered sugar. Transfer to a cooling tray.
  10. Cool down to room temperature and store in a container.
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Take note!
  • Measurement:
    1 cup = 8 oz = ½ lbs = 225 gram butter

    Reheating the cookies:
    don't sprinkle the powdered sugar after
    the baking.
    Instead, before serving,heat the oven
    to 325F. Bake for 2 minutes and then
    sprinkle the powdered sugar.