Preheat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well.
Stir together dry ingredients. Gradually add to shortening mixture; mix well. Stir in mincemeat.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Frost with Quick Frosting (optional).
Quick Frosting: In small bowl, beat 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine and 3 tablespoons water until well blended.
Tip: For more cake-like cookies, substitute 1 1/3 cups (one-half 27-ounce jar) None Such Ready-to-Use Mincemeat (Regular or Brandy & Rum) for condensed mincemeat.
All materials are courtesy of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and None Such Mincemeat. For more recipes, visit www.eagle brand.com and www.eaglenonesuch.com
Published in the November 23, 2005 issue of Farm World.