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Purim Cookies Oznei Haman

Ingredients:
FOR SHORTBREAD COOKIE DOUGH:
  • Unsalted butter – 170 grams ( 1 1/2 stick)
  • White sugar – 225 grams (1 cup)
  • All-purpose flour – 440 grams
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • Vanilla (or orange extract) – 2 tsp
  • Orange juice – 4 tsp

CHOCOLATE FILLING:
  • Chocolate – 200 grams (7 oz)
  • Whipping cream – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

1. Sift and combine together flour, baking powder, salt. Cream butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla or orange extract. Next, add egg and egg yolk one at a time. Add flour and orange juice.

2. Divide the dough into two and Form each into a flat disc. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll.Roll the dough using as little flour as possible.

3. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter cut as many discs as you can. Place a small teaspoon of filling in the center of the disc.

4. Dampen the disc edges very lightly with water or egg white.

5. Preheat the oven at 180 C / 360 F. Bake in a preheated oven for about
12 - 14 minutes.