I grew up eating these wonderful cookies every Christmas. I do not remember not ever having them as a child. We couldn't wait to get the mixing bowl! The cookies are filled with raisins, apples and spices.
I am bringing one of my favorites to you to share with your little ones.
- One 9 oz box of None Such Condensed Mincemeat (crumbled)
- 1 Cup butter flavored Shortening
- 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Cups unsifted Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
The recipe is also on the side of the Mincemeat box ;)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
First open your Mincemeat and using a serrated or bread knife cut your Mincemeat into this slices to be able to crumble it. I found this the easiest way to do it. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine all your dry ingredients (not the sugar); Flour, Baking Soda and Salt then mix together.
In another large mixing bowl mix Shortening and Sugar until fluffy.
Add Eggs to Shortening mixture, beat well.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the Shortening mixture about a cup at a time. Mix well but not too much. Add the crumbled Mincemeat mix until combined well.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls about two inches apart, onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool. Frost if desired. Makes 40 cookies using a 1 - 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop.