Hamentaschen are traditional Purim pastries and celebrate the triumph of good Queen Esther over evil Hammen, who planned to destroy the Jewish people. The cookie itself is symbolic; the most common interpretation is that they resemble the three cornered hat worn by Hammen. We can also promise they are delicious – buttery cookie dough with prune, poppy seed and apricot fillings, 8 pieces (one and a quarter pounds) presented on a gift wrapped tray.