Add more mincemeat or a pinch of other spices to change the flavor of these cookies.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 1/2 cups prepared mincemeat, drained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
Cream shortening, sugar and eggs together, then beat in vanilla. Sift the flour, salt and baking soda together, and add to shortening mixture. Mix until well blended. Stir in the nuts and mincemeat and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on the cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown.