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Traditional Hamantaschen

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons packed finely grated fresh orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 2/3 cup filling such as Date Orange Filling , Apple Raisin Filling , prune lekvar, poppy-seed filling, or apricot or cherry jam
Servings: 12

  1. Into a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl with an electric mixer beat shortening, sugar, and egg at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add zest and juice and beat until incorporated. Add flour mixture, stirring, until a smooth dough is formed. Gather dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Chill dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, at least 3 hours and up to 2 days.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  3. Halve dough. On a lightly floured surface roll out half of dough (keeping other half wrapped and chilled) 1/4 inch thick. With a 3-inch cutter cut out as many rounds as possible. Transfer rounds with a metal spatula to a large baking sheet, arranging about 1/2 inch apart. Reroll scraps and cut out more rounds. Put 1 teaspoon filling in center of each round and fold up edges to form triangular cookies resembling a tricornered hat, pinching corners together and leaving filling exposed. (Pinch dough tightly enough so seams are no longer visible and sides are taut enough to prevent cookies from leaking filling as they bake.)
  4. Bake hamantaschen in middle of oven 20 minutes, or until pale golden. Cool hamantaschen on baking sheet 5 minutes and transfer to racks to cool completely. Make more hamantaschen with remaining dough and filling in same manner. Hamantaschen keep in an airtight container at room temperature 5 days.

Estimated Nutrient Breakdown:

Calories: 3,169.95
Weight: 725.82g
Total Fat: 148.72g
Saturated Fat: 31.80g
Trans-Fat: 13.51g
Monounsaturated Fat: 49.88g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 57.61g
Protein: 49.17g

Cholesterol: 186.00g
Sodium: 1,123.62g
Calcium: 2,104.14g
Magnesium: 392.90g
Potassium: 1,055.40g
Iron: 22.91g
Zink: 9.85g
Phosphorus: 2,101.57

Vit A: 82.39
Vit B1: 2.82
Vit B2: 1.60
Vit B3: 15.74
Vit B6: 0.44
Vit B12: 0.45
Vit D: 1.00
Vit E: 1.00
Vit K1: 55.45


Caution: Soy,Sulfites
Health Notes: Vegetarian,Peanut-Free,Tree-Nut-Free,Alcohol-Free,
Notes: These recipes are beautiful!!

Author: Epicurious
Tags: Wild Food Box

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