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Soft Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

Soft Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

WE CALL these "Santa's cookies" because they're what we put out for Santa instead of the usual decorated Christmas cutouts. These cookies remain a traditional part of my holiday baking. Besides a plate for Santa, they fill gift plates for family and friends. I'm often told they're the first to disappear. -Evelyn Wadey, Blackfalds, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup mincemeat
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and mincemeat. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts if desired.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 140 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.