Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Italian Prune Cookies

I decided to pull up a post from April to join Sweetnicks
for their ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday evening round-up.

These cookies rule! I have wanted make them for so long, but I didn't have a recipe. I finally made them for Easter. Although it was not an easy recipe to find.

Every time I did a search, Jewish Hamatachen would come up. I finally found one on all recipes.com. The recipe comes up as Prune and Raisin Filled Cookies. Here is the link.
I altered it by using canned prune puree in place of the raisin prune filling in the recipe, which made it a little easier.

I cut the recipe in half and I'm glad I did because it made three large loaves even with just the half recipe. These cookies are definitely a labor of love. The dough is a little difficult to work with. So if you love prune cookies make them, if not, go to your local Italian bakery. That's if they even make them. They are hard to find. Specialty Italian cookie stores are your best bet.

7 comments:

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I would love these but I know I don't have the patience to make them.

Big Orange said...

I heretofore would not have put "prune" and "cookie" in either the same recipe or sentence, but you make it sound interesting enough to at lesat contemplate, if not actually TRY. Which I thunk I might...

Annie said...

Paula, Someone like you being the experienced cook that you are, probably would'nt have a problem with these cookies. I have to say, they are worth the work for me. I love them!

Big Orange, I get that a lot when bringing up these cookies, BUT, I do say , you must try them. I have a feeling that you will be pleasantly surprised!

eProf2 said...

My wife makes chocolate chip prune cookies. They're the best tasting cookie around. Thanks for the link to recipe.com. I'll check it out.

Dori said...

I have made that hamentaschen filing before for a purim celebration with my kids as a hsitory project. Love the way your looks!

Annie said...

eprof2, I'm sold. Can you get me the recipe?

Dori, Thanks =) They are really tasty too!

Anonymous said...

Every week I post a link to seven recipes that I've found on other blogs that I think are interesting or unique. I call it Recipe Carousel because the idea is to spread good recipes around and around and around . . .

This week is a cookie theme and I have included your recipes
http://morselsandmusings.blogspot.com/2007/01/recipe-carousel-30-cookies.html

I hope this is OK with you, but if it's a problem please let me know.