Monday, November 21, 2011

Mincemeat Cookies

You know how as moms we disguise food so that our children will eat certain items--usually veggies.  i.e. broccoli pureed and put into spaghetti sauce for example.  This is our longest running family food secret to date.  I'm sure of it.

Our youngest brother is turning 30 this week. 
Mom, it's time to let Nate know the truth.
I think he can handle it.
He's married and has 2 kids.
He really is a big boy now.

For years, our Mom swore the remaining 5 of us siblings to secrecy about these cookies. 
Nate loves them! 
Probably one of his favs. 
But she never told him what was in them.
She always called them "spice" cookies.
Well, it is true, there are spices in them.
But that's not all....

Mincemeat Cookies
Cream together:
  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
Sift together and then add to above:
  • 2 1/2 c. sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. mincemeat
  • 1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)  Oh how I wish I could put nuts in mine, but about half my family complain about them.  Bummer!
Blend together thoroughly.  Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet.
I also usually take a glass w/ flour on the bottom and flatten out the spoonful a bit so it ends up being more round, not mounded.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Let cool slightly then drizzle glaze over top of each cookie.

1 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. milk


Then watch your youngest brother eat them all up and smile to yourself because you know the truth. 
Happy B-day Nate!

***And by the way, my kids know what's in them, and they LOVE them besides the fact they know what's in them...i.e. green tomatoes and raisins.

1 comment:

  1. Before I even read your post I thought "I wonder if Nate know what these are made out of yet??" Ha Ha! Good times, good times...



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