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Poppy Seed Hamantaschen

Author/Submitted by: Austin Statestman; Jan 31, 1994
Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

6  cups  all-purpose flour, divided
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1/2  cup  shortening
5    eggs, divided
1  cup  honey

---poppy seed filling---
2  cups  poppy seeds
1  cup  milk
3/4  cup  honey
1  teaspoon  lemon peel
1/2  cup  raisins

1. Combine 5 cups flour, salt and baking powder; mix well. Make a well in the center and add shortening, 4 eggs and honey. Work together until dough is formed, adding flour as needed.

2. Roll out thinly and cut into 4-inch circles. Place 1 tablespoon filling on each; fold up three sides and press together into triangles, leaving tops somewhat open. Beat remaining egg and brush over dough. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until browned.

3. Grind the poppy seeds; combine with the milk and honey. Cook over low heat until thickened. Add 1 teaspoon lemon peel and 1/2 cup raisins. Cool.

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