About Hamantaschen

Hamantaschen are triangular cookies with filling in the center that is traditionally baked for Purim. The exact origin of this cookie is unknown, though there are lots of suggestions. You can see different theories in a Time Magazine article here. But two things are clear – Hamman is the name of the villain in the story, and taschen is the Yiddish word for pockets.

Hamantaschen in the news:

1. Competitive eating champion, Takeru Kobayashi, ate a 30 pound hamantasch at Yeshiva University and  donated his fee to Masbia. YU, JTA

2. Reporter Cindy Hsu at Strauss Bakery on Purim. CBS

3. On March 12, 2024 The New Your Jewish Week Ran a story with the headline: At a busy Borough Park bakery, it’s time to make the hamantaschen. Cech it out, here. 

Here are some featured hamantaschen recipes