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TIP OF THE DAY: Hamantaschen For Purim


Make hamentaschen this weekend. Photo


You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy hamantaschen (also spelled hamentaschen), the traditional tri-corned cookie that celebrates the Jewish holiday of Purim. This year it’s celebrated from February 28th through March 1st.

The story of Purim, as told in the Bible’s Book of Esther, tells of the deliverance of the Jewish people from an annihilation plot of the Persian king Haman, who wore a tri-corner hat (hence the shape of the cookies, the name of which translates into “Haman’s pockets”).

  • Make this hamantaschen recipe, courtesy of New York food destination Zabar’s.
  • Buy hamantaschen online at The Exceptional Dessert (they’re decorated and dipped in chocolate).
  • Find more of our favorite cookies in our Gourmet Cookies Section.

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