This delicious cookie is traditionally eaten on Purim, one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. However, we love making and eating these cookies all year round! Fill these delicious bites of heaven with anything your heart desires. Our favorite filling is any kind of fruit preserves. Whether you celebrate Purim or not, you will definitely enjoy these cookies!
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tbsp orange zest (zest of 1 orange)
- 2 cups XO Baking Co. All Purpose Flour, plus more for rolling out dough
- 2 tsp baking powder
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and softened butter, until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla, juice, and zest and continue mixing until combined. Add flour and baking powder and continue mixing until smooth dough forms. The dough will be a little sticky. Divide dough in half and wrap each section in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove half the dough from the fridge and roll out onto a lightly floured surface 1/8-1/4″ thick. You may need to dust the whole dough with a little flour if it’s too sticky. Cut dough into circles, using 3 or 4″ round cookie cutters. Using a teaspoon, please desired filling into the center of each round. Form a triangle with the dough, by folding and pinching each side. Please watch this VIDEO to see this in action! Repeat the same procedure with the other half of dough. Place cookies onto sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden. ENJOY!!