Yes, these are Mincemeat Cookies

…and you will like them, even if you think you don’t like mincemeat.

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I have been making them for decades, and I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t like them, except for those odd people who don’t like raisins in their cookies, but I won’t talk about them.

You may dislike mincemeat pie, and abhor mincemeat tarts, but these are different. This is not a pure-mouthful-of-mincemeat experience. The  mincemeat is stirred into the batter, creating a soft, tender, subtly spicy cookie.

And if you do like mincemeat, you will still like these too.

Mincemeat Mounds

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 c. butter
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mincemeat
  • 1 c. coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 recipe orange glaze (see below)
  • pecan halves
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the spices, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Beat in the eggs and mincemeat.
  5. Stir in the flour.
  6. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until tops of cookies are dry and set.
  8. Remove from oven and drizzle with orange glaze while still warm.
  9. Top each cookie with a pecan half before glaze sets.

Orange Glaze

  • 2 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 T. orange zest
  • 3 T. orange juice
  1. Stir together until smooth. Glaze should be fairly thick.
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