The traditional cookie for Purim, hamantashen is Yiddish for “Haman's pockets.” They are meant to recall the story of Haman, a wicked Persian prince who wished to destroy the Jews but was foiled by Mordecai and Esther.
Make Ahead Tip: The filling (Steps 1 & 2) can be made up to 2 days ahead and kept, covered, in the refrigerator. The dough (Step 3) can be made up to 1 day ahead. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.
59 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 9g; dietary fiber 0.4g; sugars 4.3g; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 0.5g; cholesterol 5.2mg; vitamin a iu 52.3IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 1.3mcg; calcium 4.9mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 2.6mg; potassium 36.9mg; sodium 16.7mg.