Date-Walnut Hamantashen

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Sweet, Delicious and flavoured with Cardamom!

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup pareve margarine
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2-3 cups sifted unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 Tbsp. Rose water (optional)

Preparation

Preparation

1 Cream the shortening with sugar. Add egg and continue creaming until smooth.

2 Add the vanilla. Stir in the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt until a ball of dough is formed (a food processor is excellent for this).

3 Chill dough for 2-3 hours, or overnight.

4 Prepare filling using chopped dates, walnuts, sugar and optional rose water.

5 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

6 Using 1/4 of the dough (keep rest in refrigerator), roll out on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 1/8 inch.

7 Cut circles of dough with a drinking glass or round cookie-cutter.

8 With your finger put water around the rim of the circle. Fill with 1 teaspoon filling and fold into three-cornered cookies.

9 Bake on a well-greased cookie sheet 10-16 minutes, until the tops are golden.

10 Repeat, using rest of dough and filling.

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Sweet, Delicious and flavoured with Cardamom!

Source:

This recipe came from my grandmother.  The filling is delicious.  Alternate fillings can also be used but this is my favourite.