Hamantaschen & Matzo Ball Soup | The Family Cookbook


This fun Family Cookbook session involved the Donin family women and some of their favorite Jewish dishes. Three generations of Portland women together in the kitchen, they worked off of handwritten recipe cards for their family hamantaschen cookies and matzo ball soup. Take a look at their session, and get their hamantaschen recipe at the bottom.


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The donin family hamantaschen recipe


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup oil
Orange zest
3-5 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 pound prunes
1 small can pineapple
1/2 box raisins

Preheat the oven to 350. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
For the dough, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
For the filling, grind all ingredients together in a food processor until combined but still retains texture.
When the dough is chilled, roll out onto a floured countertop. Use a cookie cutter or cup rim to cut out circles. Spoon two tablespoons of filling on each circle. Pinch the dough together to form a triangle around the filling, leaving it visible on top.
Bake hamantaschen for 10-15 minutes, or until dough has lightly browned.