Pear Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

Summary

Servings4Cuisine

Ingredients

 Shortening1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Eggs2
 Half and half2 Teaspoon
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Prepared pear mincemeat1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Egg yolk1
 Water2 Tablespoon
 Melted butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 829 Calories from Fat 320

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.8%

Saturated Fat 11.7 g58.4%

Trans Fat 3.4 g

Cholesterol 169.1 mg

Sodium 369.4 mg15.4%

Total Carbohydrates 115 g38.2%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 53.3 g

Protein 12 g24.1%

Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 3.8% Iron 23.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add half-and-half and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
Add to creamed mixture, stirring well.
Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cookie cutter.
Place half the cookies on a greased cookie sheet; spoon 1 teaspoon mincemeat onto center of each.
Top with remaining cookies; press edges together with a fork.
Combine egg yolk and water; brush tops of cookies with egg yolk mixture or with melted butter, if desired.
Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes.
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