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Hamantaschen II (P, TNT)
Source: The Women's Orthodox League (Detroit) Cookbook
Yield: depends on thickness of dough and size of cookie; usually several dozen

3-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Your favorite filling

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Combine oil, water and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.

Add flour mixture. Mix well and refrigerate overnight.

Roll out, using more flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Use 3" cup to cut out rounds. Put 1 tbsp. of your favorite filling in the middle and fold up, making three corners.

Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until golden brown. This recipe is good for kids, because all their playing will not ruin the dough. Add flour whenever necessary.

Poster's Notes:
The filling I use is the jar of prune butter (lekvar). I dilute it with lemon juice and add lots of chopped nuts. This is great for teachers to use with kids. No amount of the kids playing with the dough can ruin it. I gave it to a friend who used it for her nursery class and the hamantaschen came out delicious. I won't even experiment with another one.

Posted by Marcia Goldberg, Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A