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Mincemeat Cookie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

My daughter won the grand champion title at the Alaska State Fair with these bars when she was 10. The topping is delicious but a bit crumbly; for neatly edged cookies, freeze before cutting. —Mary Bohanan, Sparks, Nevada
Mincemeat Cookie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 jar (28 ounces) prepared mincemeat
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with foil; grease foil with butter. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in oil and milk. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread with mincemeat. Stir pecans into reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over top. Bake 30-35 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  2. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 134 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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