Happy Easter tomorrow! When I was growing up, we would do Easter baskets on Saturday. We would also usually go hiking in the desert on the Saturday before Easter as well.
I have fond memories of the Saturday before Easter. My cousins, aunts, and uncles would get together to go have a picnic and take a hike. We would always have a trail mix that my aunt called bird seed.
On Easter we would go to church and eat a roast or something afterwards. I have fond memories of the Saturday before Easter.
This recipe seems very appropriate for Christmas. I baked these cookies after Christmas, but I bought a jar of mincemeat around Christmas time. I still had half of the jar left in January, so I made these cookies.
I found the mincemeat cookie recipe on allrecipes.com. The ingredients are 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar, 1 cup shortening, 1 egg, 2 cup prepared mincemeat pie filling, 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda. I made a glaze with about 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons water.
I beat together the sugar and shortening. I then mixed in the egg.
I mixed in the mincemeat. I then mixed in the baking soda, salt, and flour.
I placed mounds of the cookie dough on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat. I baked the cookies at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. I let the cookies cool a little on the pan before letting them cool completely on a wire rack.
Once the cookies were cool I drizzled on the glaze.
They raisins added sweetness and a chewy texture.
The flavor was delightful. They seemed like Christmas in my mouth. They were moist cookies as well.
This was a great recipe. I would make these cookies again.