Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Mincemeat Goodies

Mincemeat Goodies

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From the kitchen of Sue Barker

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12 minutes
96 3-inch cookies
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, well beaten
about 4 cups cake flour
1 cup mincemeat
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Grease cookie sheets.

  3. Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly.

  4. Add well beaten eggs to creamed mixture and about half of the flour.

  5. Mix well and add mincemeat. Sift the remaining flour with other dry ingredients and add to mixture.(The exact amount of flour needed varies with the amount of liquid in mincemeat, however the dough should be the consistency of a rolled dough.

  6. Add chopped nuts.

  7. Drop from a teaspoon, about 2 inches apart, onto a greased cookie sheet.

  8. Bake for 12 minutes.

These keep fairly well. Push a plump Maraschino Cherry into each unbaked cookie, if desired.


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peaches-507 says:

The whole family loves these cookies, we make them every year

11/26/2012 4:48:22 PM

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