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Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Mincemeat Cookies, by , is from Our Family Cookbook Project 2006, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Susan Cummings (Richard) Keeran- Hudson, IL
Added: Tuesday, January 3, 2006


1 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
4 c. flour
2 c. mincemeat
2 c. raisins

Cream shortening, add sugar and cream some more. Add eggs and beat. Mix all dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. At this point you may chill the dough, roll out and cut cookies. Put a spoonful of the mincemeat and raisin mix in the middle of two cookies. Or put mincemeat and raisins directly in the dough and spoon directly on the greased sheets.
Bake in a 350 F oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Marion Mainland Cummings always made these cookies with homemade mincemeat that did not have any meat.
The green tomato mincemeat gives the cookies an unusual flavor. Sue
(Grandma Mainland made her own mincemeat and the cookies for me several times. She sent a box of them to me at camp. Even though she sent them more than 50 years ago I still salivate with the memory. Molly)




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