Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mincemeat Cookies

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  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.

 These were delicious cookies.  They were soft and chewy.  They were packed full or warm, aromatic spices.

 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.

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