For the uninitiated, Purim is a spring festival that celebrates people doing the right thing. (Yes, that's a total nutshell. Go visit wikipedia for more details) One of the traditional treats is hamantashen. It's a butter cookie that is filled and then squished together to form a triangle of sorts. Traditional fillings include apricot, poppy, and prune. I have kids. Our fillings are chocolate chips (white, milk, and dark) butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, and apricot, strawberry, and raspberry jams. The combinations are endless.
Two of our intrepid bakers - The Girl and her Friend.
Rolled and cut dough starting to get filled.
The squishing technique.
Formed hamantaschen waiting to get baked.
Hamantaschen! Not all of them stayed squished. Those are the ones you eat first.
Everyone's favorite part!