Sisterhood of Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA
Hamantaschen for the Jewish Holiday of Purim
4 cups flour
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon oil
Grated lemon rind
Prune Filling:
1 pound prunes
1 orange, sliced, with rind
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Rind and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Poppy Seed Filling:
1 can poppy seed filling
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Sift dry ingredients into bowl; break eggs into the center. Add oil and lemon rind and stir well.
  2. Mix together and knead lightly. (Refrigerate for 1/2 hour or let stand at room temperature for about an hour before rolling.)
  3. For Prune Filling, cook prunes and orange in small amount of water until tender. Chop together with remaining ingredients (remove orange rind first).
  4. For Poppy Seed Filling, stir all ingredients together thoroughly.
  5. Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick; cut into 3 inch rounds and put heaping teaspoon of filling in center of each. Draw up two sides and then the third and pinch together. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375° for about 20-25 minutes or until browned.