“So . . . . can I prove that hamantaschen are contemporary sacred vulva cakes? No. But it certainly makes academic and gut sense to me: that partheno-genetic (self-fertilizing) hamantaschen—pubic triangles traditionally filled with black seeds—are pre-spring, full-moon fertility cookies, suggesting the potency of female generative power, and heralding women’s and the Earth’s seasonally awakening creativity.”
Susan Schnur, From Prehistoric Cave Art to Your Cookie Pan: TRACING THE HAMANTASCH HERSTORY, “Lillith,” Spring 1998.