Written by Raizel Laber; Photography by Shaina Laber

Everyone loves hamantaschen, but they also have a deeper meaning. They symbolize the hidden miracles of Purim. In the story of Purim, there were no open miracles, but rather seemed like a normal chain of events. Only at the end of the Purim story is it revealed that a miracle occurred. The dough of the hamantaschen is just dough, and the sweet filling is hidden inside. The hamantaschen remind us that everything that happens in our lives has a hidden purpose.

Hamantaschen Recipe

4 Eggs
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Oil
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
4-4 1/2 Cups Flour

Mix everything except for the flour. Add the flour 1 cup at a time. The dough should be slightly sticky. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Shape dough into circles. Place a spoonful of filling in the center of the circle, and fold into a triangle. Bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes. Enjoy!

Adapted from Naomi E.’s Recipe