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....
- 3/4 c. butter, softened
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 beaten egg
- 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!
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.
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.