Formed Cookies Hamantaschen Cookies by Schmitty

Posted by Schmitty 05-16-99 4:09 PM

Hamantaschen Cookies

1 (1/4 ounce) package of active dry yeast
1 cup milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 (12 ounce) can poppy seed filling
1 teaspoon lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg yolk mixed with 1 T water

1. Soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. Heat milk, sugar, butter or margarine and salt until sugar dissolves; cool to lukewarm. Stir in 2 eggs. Stir in 2 cups of flour, beat well. Stir in enough of rest of flour to make a moderately stiff dough.

2. Knead on floured surface till smooth, and shape into a ball. Place dough into a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise until doubled, then divide in half.

3. To make Filling: Combine poppy seeds with lemon peel and lemon juice and mix well. Set aside.

4. Roll each half of risen dough into a 17 x 12 inch rectangle. And cut into 4 inch circles. Place about 1/2 Tablespoon of filling on each circle. Moisten edges, bring sides together and pinch, forming a triangle. Place on greased cookie sheet and cover. Let dough rise again until doubled.

5. Brush with egg yolk mixed with water, then bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes.

Makes 30 cookies

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