Mincemeat Cookies With Coffee Icing

"I tried this recipe for the first time this year after finding it in DDJ. It was a big hit. The mincemeat keeps the cookies moist. The coffee icing is a wonderful combination with the mincemeat flavor!"
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8 dozen




  • Heat oven to 375°F Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • For dough, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Beat shortening and granulated sugar in a large mixer bowl on medium-high speed 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture just until combined. Stir in mincemenat until well mixed.
  • Drop dough by measured tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 10 - 12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool cookies on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, for coffee frosting beat together confectioners sugar, coffee and melted butter in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until smooth.
  • Frost each cookie with about a teaspoon of icing. Top each cookie with 1 pecan half.

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  1. I admit I tagged this recipe because of the mincemeat, NOT for the coffee! However, I did use a mildly brewed coffee (don't even know if that's how to phrase it!), & frosted HALF the cookies for my coffee-loving other half, & I admit even the frosted ones were good ~ The unfrosted ones were GREAT, though! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]


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