|Orange and Date Hamantaschen|
2 cups all-purpose flour
Add zest and juice and beat. Add fl our mixture, stirring, until a smooth dough is formed. Chill dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, at least 3 hours. Preheat oven to 375Â° F.
On a lightly floured surface roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. With a 3-inch cutter cut out into rounds and transfer to baking sheet, about 1/2 inch apart.
Put 1 teaspoon filling in center of each round and fold up edges to form triangular cookies, pinching corners together and leaving filling exposed.
Bake in middle of oven 20 minutes, or until pale golden. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes and transfer to racks to cool.
In a food processor blend together all filling ingredients except water until an almost smooth, jam-like consistency.
If date mixture is very dry blend in water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
(Issue March 2009)