Hamantaschen (known as oreilles d’aman in French) are triangular, jelly-filled cookies that Jews traditionally eat for the Purim holiday. They are made to resemble the hat or ears of Haman, the villain of the Purim story who tried and failed to destroy every last Jew in Persia. Purim is celebrated with costumes, food and drink and the consumption of Hamanstachen. Making these cookies are easy and a wonderful activity for your children to help you. Make the dough from any standard recipe and fill with traditional poppy seeds or jams, jellies or chocolate.