Since Purim is tomorrow, I thought I would post my Hamantaschen recipe (or the one I use;). You make a cookie dough, then the filling dough, then you assemble. That is how this recipe will be formatted.

Cookie Dough:


2 cups AP Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
8 tbl (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into small cubes
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbl Lemon Zest


Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Work butter into dry ingredients (with forks or a pastry blender) until a consistent pebbly texture. The add the eggs one at a time while mixing with a pastry blender. Then add the lemon zest and form into a ball. Then refrigerator for 1 hour.

Poppy Seed (Mohn) Filling


1 cup Poppy Seeds
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Milk
1 tbl Lemon Juice
2 tsp Lemon Zest
1/2 cup Raisins


Mix it poppy seeds, honey and milk together in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken. Then stir in remaining ingredients and set aside to cool. Take care to not over cook because it will cause a dry filling and therefore a dry cookie.



Cookie Dough
1 Egg beaten with 1 tbl of water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then roll out dough to about 1/8th an inch. I roll between 2 pieces of parchment, wax paper or silicon liners from my cookie sheet. Then cut dough into 3 or 4 inch circles depending on size of you cutter or glass. Place a tsp of filling in the middle and fold dough around it into the shape of a triangle. Then brush dough and bake about 20 minutes. They will brown when they are done.

Makes about 30.

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