The hamantaschen is a cookie or pastry with a filling, known for its triangular shape. It's a popular treat during the Jewish holiday of Purim where Haman features as the villain of the Purim story.
Similar to Halloween or Mardi Gras, Purim is celebrated with kids dressing up in costumes and exchanging "mishloach manot" - gift baskets of food and drink - with family and friends on the day of Purim itself. The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot derives from the bible (book of Esther). This custom is inspired by the idea of ensuring that everyone has enough food and drink for the Purim feast and to encourage love and friendship amongst Jews and their neighbors.
Traditionally, mishloach manot is filled with sweets and yummy treats, which hamantaschen cookies are perfect for!
I was inspired by this blog post to decorate my hamantaschen cookies with sprinkles, as a colorful touch to my unique vegan hamantaschen recipe.
So without further ado, here's the recipe for you to enjoy:
For the filling and garnish:
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