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mincemeat cookies

Mincemeat Cookies

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Mincemeat Cookies are traditional and ideal cookies for weekend thanksgiving gift.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups prepared mincemeat pie filling
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
Mincemeat cookies

Instructions for making Mincemeat Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees 
  2. Mix together Brown sugar and shortenings.
  3. Add egg and mincemeat and mix well.
  4. Mix flour, salt and baking soda separately and then mix it with mincemeat mix.
  5. Scoop tablespoons of the mixture onto two lined baking sheets, leaving a bit of space between each so they can spread. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until the cookies are just firm around the edges but still soft in the middle – they will firm up as they cool. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

Why do they call it mincemeat?

The reason mincemeat is called meat is because that’s exactly what it used to be: most often mutton, but also beef, rabbit, pork or game. Mince pies were first served in the early middle ages, and the pies were quite sizeable, filled with a mixture of finely minced meat, chopped up fruit and a preserving liquid.

What does mincemeat taste like?

The real mincemeat taste like a Middle Eastern mixture of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. It will show a meaty flavour and some sweet.

Does mincemeat pie realy have meat in it?

Mincemeat is a mixture of chopped dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices, and sometimes beef suet, beef, or venison. Originally, mincemeat always contained meat. Many modern recipes contain beef suet, though vegetable shortening is sometimes used in its place.

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