A post from A hundred years ago wrote a article on mincemeat . It was made mention that mincemeat filling was also used in cookies!
Now I love mincemeat, but Grandma just used it in pies. She made wonderful pies. I loved to pull up a stool to the counter, and watch her bake or cook. That’s where I learned that you scraped the bowls clean for it was wasteful not too.
I decided to make a batch of mincemeat ,then make some cookies using the mincemeat filling instead of a raisin filling. I have the mincemeat in the frig setting a few days so the spices mix well into the meat.
I would like to share my recipe that is great grandma’s recipe.
I cook the meat without salt for several hrs. It doesn’t have to be real tender for it needs to be ground.
Then I put oranges , lemons, apples and citron in the blender, along with the cider, if I don’t have cider ,I just use 1 1/2 cup of applesauce.i also tweaked the recipe a little and add a fourth cup of butter rum.
When the meat is done , I then chunk up the meat for grinding. The kitchen aid grinder attachment works good for me.
i grind the meat into the large kettle that I put the blended fruit. After I run the meat though then I do the raisins.
spices are then added with the molasses and sugar. Once again I tweaked the spices. I like the cinnamon and a little ginger in it. Mix well and put on stove to cook.
Here is the recipe for the dough that I will make next week.
Happy baking!! , Deb