Hammentaschen (Bertha Bailen) (Hammen's Hats, from the Biblical book of Esther)
½ c. butter 1 c. sugar
1 egg 2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla ¼ t. salt
2 c. flour 2 t. baking power
Oven 375. Mix dough. Chill. Roll out ¼” thick. Cut into circles. Put filling in center. Pinch together two sides then fold up the 3rd side to make a 3 cornered hat. Bake 10 – 12 minutes. (Can use extra flour when rolling the dough.) Don't be too particular about the shapes.
Grind together in food processor:
1/3 box raisins
1/3 box pitted prunes
peel of 1 lemon (yellow part only)
1/3 c. strawberry preserves
Heat in microwave until it changes color, stirring several times. Let cool before using. Makes a good kolache or coffee cake filling too.