A couple of years ago I made mincemeat cookies for the first time and now they are one of my husband's favourite cookies. Soft and moist inside, they are very flavourful, not too sweet. And, they pair very nicely with steaming cups of tea.
It's a quick and easy recipe to put together ... unless, of course, you're making the mincemeat from scratch, which I might do one year, but not this one.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups mincemeat*
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat butter and sugar together; add the egg and blend together.
Whisk flour, soda, and salt together; slowly add to butter mixture.
Add mincemeat and vanilla; mix until ingredients are combined.
By teaspoonful, drop on baking sheet either greased or lined with parchment.
Note: these cookies do not spread. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12-14 minutes.
They will be soft when they come out of the oven;
if you're not sure, poke to see if the middle is done.
When cool, sprinkle with icing sugar if you like
My husband prefers his plain.
*Use your favourite brand of mincemeat. Or,
if you want to make your own, Mary Berry's mincemeat recipe is one to check out.