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Mincemeat Cookie Recipe - Frosted Mincement Diamonds
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Chewy fruity bar cookies


Serves/Makes:4 dozen or more

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) soft butter
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) molasses
  • 2 cups (475 ml) flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) hot water
  • 1 9 oz (252 grm). box mincemeat
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) raisins
  • 3 cups (700 ml) powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) hot milk (approximate)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • dash salt
  • chopped nuts for topping, optional
  • In large bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, eggs and molasses.
  • Sift or whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and spices.
  • Add dry ingredients and water to bowl; mix until smooth.
  • Break up mincement with a fork; mix into bowl along with nuts and raisins.
  • Spread dough in greased 9 inch x 13 inch pan (or for thinner cookies a 10 inch x 15 inch jellyroll pan).
  • Bake at 400 degress 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Put pan on cake rack to start cooling.
  • Make frosting by mixing powdered sugar, hot milk, vanilla and salt to thin frosting consistency.
  • While cookie are still warm, spread with frosting.
  • Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  • Cool and cut in 2" diamonds.
In spite of the many ingredients, these cookies are quick to make. They keep well. Nice at Christmas time.

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