Thanks to my dear friend Andi at Declared unto Him
for her suggestion of replacing sugar for honey in
my dessert recipes... and I am oh so
glad I have... yummy!
Here is a sugar free recipe for Hamentatshen Cookies
My girls and Husband gave the thumb up on them.
1 1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup honey
6 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp vanill extract
2 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
your own filling
(we used sugar free apricot jam)
1) In a large bowl, mix together the honey and butter. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the orange juice and vanilla. Mix in the baking powder, then gradually stir in the flour until the dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Over night is better.
2) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets
3) On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 in ch thickness. Cut into 3 inch circles, I use a mason jar lid. Place circles on the prepared cookie sheets. Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each circ.. Pinch the sides of each circle to form a triangle, covering as much of the filling as possible. The cookies may be frozen on the cookie sheets if desired to help retain their shape while cooking
4) Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light golden brown. These are best undercooked slightly. cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Enjoy! We did!