LORRIE's StoryMY MOM USE TO MAKE THESE FOR ME WHEN I WAS A CHILD.. THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOO GOOD... I HATE MINCEMEAT, BUT THESE ARE THE BEST COOKIES IN THE WORLD.. THEY ARE A CAKE LIKE, SOFT COOKIE, AND LIKE A APPLE SPICE COOKIE..
(NOW I DONT TELL PEOPLE THEY ARE MINCEMEAT UNTIL AFTER THEY TASTE THEM BECAUSE THEY WON'T TASTE THEM IF YOU TELL THEM... BUT AFTER THEY EAT ONE THEY WANT MORE)
I HOPE YOU TRY THIS RECIPE... YOU WILL LOVE THEM.. TRUST ME..
1 1/2 c
1 1/3 c
none such (borden) ready to use mincemeat or (1/2 of 27-oz jar)
1PRE HEAT OVEN TO 375F.
IN LARGE MIXER BOWL, BEAT SHORTENING AND SUGAR UNTIL FLUFFY. ADD EGGS, BEAT WELL. STIR TOGETHER DRY INGREDIENTS: GRADUALLY ADD TO SHORTENING MIXTURE. MIX WELL. STIR IN MINCEMEAT. DROP BY ROUNDED TEASPOONFULS, 2 INCHES APART, ONTO GREASED BAKING SHEETS. BAKE 8 TO 10 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWNED.
*** NOTE DO NOT OVER COOK THEY WILL GET TO DRY.. THEY ARE TO BE MOIST.. THIS IS A CAKE LIKE COOKIE
About this Recipe
Heidi Hoerman heidicookssupper - Aug 12, 2010
Yup, the ones my mom made were very cake-y, too.
Kimberly O'Brien wyokobrie - Oct 12, 2011
My great-grandmother used to make these all the time. It was a special treat and she doled them out sparingly to me and my brothers and sisters. Remember youngest brother requested just a bowl of the cookie batter for his birthday and got it but grandma ended up baking cookies with it as he could only eat so much batter before he got an upset stomach. They don't put the recipe on the jars anymore which is to bad cause I think more people would try to make them. Glad I found it here
Rebecca Hallstrom BeckyKear - Nov 18, 2011
My late mother-in-law, Ruby Dell Conatser, made these for us every Christmas. God rest her soul, we miss her very much. I have taken over making these at Christmas now, to carry on the tradition for her grandsons (my sons) and great-grandchildren. These are wonderful cookies - can't wait until Christmas to munch on some!