Mincemeat cookies – two ways

Easy and light, the flavor of apples, raisins, and orange comes through for a comfort, not a smashing cookie.  Look for Mincemeat on half price sales after Christmas as it is a seasonable item. 

Ingredients: 

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon soda
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. ½ cup butter
  6. 1 cup sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 cup mincemeat
  9. ½ cup pecans

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper 

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt onto a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg beat for a minute to blend, scraping down sides.
  4. Add mincemeat and blend.
  5. Add dry ingredients in two additions scraping down the dough from the sides.
  6. Mix in the pecans.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared  baking sheets and bake on the lower third of the oven for about 12 minutes.

Yield:  About 4 dozen cookies

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Chewier and with a little more ooph than the previous cookie, these seasonable gems pack more of a punch than the previous  plain mincemeat cookie.  These seasonal cookies were one of Myrtle’s favorites. 

Ingredients: 

  1. 1 ½ cups oatmeal
  2. 1 cups flour
  3. 1 ½  teaspoons. baking powder
  4. ½ teaspoon soda
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. ½ cup butter
  7. 1 brown cup sugar
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1 cup chopped pecan
  10. 1 cup mincemeat

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper 

  1. Sir the oatmeal, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt onto a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and beat for a minute to blend, scraping down sides.
  4. Add mincemeat and blend.
  5. Add dry ingredients in two additions scraping down the dough from the sides.
  6. Mix in the pecans.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets and bake on the lower third of the oven for about 12 minutes.

Yield:  About 4 dozen cookies

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