Hamentashen Dough

2 1/2 cup flour

3 t baking powder

1 t salt

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2-3/4 cup OJ

1 egg

Lemon glaze: 2 T sifted powdered sugar and 2 t lemon juice.  Add lemon juice to sugar to form thick syrup.  Brush over warm cookies.

Insert steel blade, sift dry ingredients and then place in processor with sugar.  Add butter and process till well mixed.  With motor running slowly pour OJ through tube.  Process until dough forms a ball and clears sides of container.  Remove dough to floured surface and knead 5 or 6 times.  Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness.  Cut into circles with open end of glass.  Place  small spoonful of filling in center circle.  Pinch sides together forming a closed triangle.  When you  pinch together even better to slightly fold ends over to make a little flap.  If not tight enough the tendency is to open when baking and then all you have is a big triangle with some filling in the center.  They still taste good but don’t look like a hamentashen!!  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Brush with lemon glaze while still warm.



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