Many different fillings are used for hamantaschen including poppy-seed, chocolate, and date-orange fillings. Hamantaschen are the traditional Eastern-European dessert at Purim.
A hamantash (or hamentasch), is a filled-pocket cookie or pastry in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine recognisable for its three-cornered shape. The shape is achieved by folding in the sides of a circular piece of dough, with a filling placed in the centre. It is traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Purim.