Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Tea Cookies, properly named 'Hamantaschen'
I was organizing my refrigerator the other day and picked up a jar of my mother-in-law's DELICIOUS strawberry jam. I started to think of ways I could use the jam and it hit me, thumb print cookies!! These type of cookies are so tender and buttery, and with a tiny dab of jam or preserves in the middle they are perfectly sweet.
So I went to Elana's website and found a recipe using jam. They are called Hamantaschen; A pastry traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Because I have no idea how to pronounce it, I am calling them Tea Cookies! (click this link for the recipe)
These are so delicious and delicate, definitely appropriate for an afternoon tea :) I had a hard time keeping them in the triangle shape, (the mess up cookies were SOO good to eat, just not pretty) so next time I think I will make cut outs, and style them more like linzer sandwiches. This was very easy to make, and definitely DELICIOUS, even my little 1st grade friend Lexi, loved them :)
My first pan of "mess ups"... Yummm!
Well, I am going to finish enjoying my afternoon cup of Tazo tea, and get Eva up from her nap! I hope you have a beautiful day