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Merry Mincemeater Bars Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, November 4, 2008


2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg (reserve 1 tablespoon egg white for later use)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups mincemeat
1/3 cup coarsely ground nutmeats--walnuts, almonds (optional)

Sift together flour, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Blend in egg and almond; beat well. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients; mix thoroughly.

Roll out half of dough on greased baking sheet to a 10X8-inch rectangle. Spread with mincemeat. Roll out remaining dough between sheets of wax paper to a 10X8-inch rectangle. Remove top sheet of wax paper and invert dough over the mincemeat. Remove remaining wax paper.

Slightly beat the reserved egg white and
brush it over the dough. Sprinkle with nutmeats if desired. Bake at 350 for 25 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool before cutting into bars.




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