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Goddess Pockets

We call them Gettintaschen, “goddess pockets.”

“Pockets.” Yeah, right.

They're sweet, triangular cookies stuffed, traditionally, with fruit, nut, or poppy seed fillings. My covensib Kay generally makes a few with peanut butter-chocolate chip centers as well. Call it fusion.

I don't need to tell you what they represent. That's why they're served in the Spring, and at other fertility-related occasions, like Full Moons and First Bloods.

Needless to say, they're way better than your standard-issue B of S moon-cakes.

Edible little deltas filled with sweet, rich goodness. What could possibly be more goddess-y than that?


Yeah, right.


Goddess “Pockets”


2/3 cup butter, softened

½ cup sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons lemon zest

½ teaspoon vanilla

2½-3 cups unbleached flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

dash salt


  1. Cream the butter with the sugar. Add egg. Continue creaming until smooth.

  2. Add vanilla and lemon zest. Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until a ball of dough forms.

  3. Chill 2-3 hours, or overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 375.

  5. Roll out dough on a lightly-floured surface to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Cut into 2-inch rounds. In the center of each, place 1 tablespoon of your favorite nut or poppy seed filling, or jam. With your finger, wet the rim of each circle with water, then fold into three-cornered cookies with the filling peeping out in the middle. (Press the two sides together, then fold the third side over and press the corners together.)

  6. Bake on a well-greased cookie sheet 10-15 minutes, until the tops are golden.


Makes about 3 dozen.




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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


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