Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim. We spent the morning making these: hamentaschen.
Hamentaschen are the traditional cookie of Purim because they are shaped with three-corners to represent the three-cornered hat worn by Haman, the villain of the Purim story. Filled with something sweet and sticky, such as poppyseed, prune, apricot or raspberry jam, hamentaschen are a highlight of this fun Jewish holiday.
While we were shaping the dough
To make felt hamentaschen you’ll need:
- circles of tan felt (I traced a drinking glass to get this circle)
- pompoms (I made my own pompoms, but you could easily use storebought pompoms, too)
- hot glue gun or craft glue and some paperclips