I’ve never made a cookie with any kind of meat before. In view of the fact that I pretty much eat only meat, perhaps it’s time to branch out and break through the meat barrier in my holiday baking. This year, I’m going to give this recipe a try — although I’m not sure whether my local grocery store stocks mincemeat made with real meat.
Ingredients: 1 cup sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup soft shortening, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon light molasses, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mincemeat, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking power, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda together and keep in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix shortening, sugar, molasses, and egg until mixture is fluffy. Mix in mincemeat, then stir in dry mixture, vanilla, oats, and nuts until well combined. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, then bake for 10 minutes.