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Old Fashioned Mincemeat Filled Cookies

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened (1 1/2 Cups)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Lemon peel 1 Tablespoon, grated
For the filling
  Mincemeat 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Ready Made)
  Walnuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), coarsely-chopped
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Egg yolk 1
  Water 1 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter 1 Teaspoon (For Greasing)
  Flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (For Dusting And Rolling)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.
2. Sieve this flour mixture and keep aside.
3. In a large glass bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs and lemon peel. Using a electric beater, beat till mixture turns fluffy and light.
4. Add flour, little by little, and gently fold till all the flour has gone into the mixture.
5. Using a rubber spatula, shape the prepared mixture into a ball of dough and cover well with foil or wax paper.
6. Refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.

MAKING
7. In a medium sized bowl, combine walnuts, lemon juice and mincemeat. Mix well and keep aside.
8. Grease baking trays using butter.
9. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and water and mix well to prepare egg wash. Keep aside.
10. Preheat oven to 187.5C (375F).
11. Remove refrigerated dough and divide into 4 equal parts.
12. Keeping aside one portion of dough, refrigerate rest remaining 3 till required to be rolled out.
13. Dust working surface with flour, place the dough and roll 1/8 inch thick.
14. Using 2 ½ inch size cookie cutters, cut various shapes like heart shape, round shape, scallop shape, diamond shape etc.
15. Carefully place on greased baking trays, keeping them at 1 inch distance from each other. You may use a wooden spatula to transfer them from the working surface to the trays.
16. Over each cookie, place 1 teaspoon of mincemeat mixture and cover with other cookie.
17. Dust a fork with flour and use to seal edges of cookies.
18. Using a pastry brush, apply egg wash on each cookie top.
19. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top and bake for 12 minutes or till light brown in colour.
20. Once baked, keep aside to cool.

SERVING
21. Serve plain, frosted or with a glass of warm milk. They can also be served chilled.

TIPS
You can place them in zip lock bags and deep freeze. When you want to serve, remove them from zip lock bags and allow to stand for an hour at room temperature before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
42 Minutes
Servings: 
36

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2 Comments

Anonymous's picture
These are so wonderful. My grandmother had this recipe which was lost when she passed away. Sometimes she used vanilla instead of lemon and would also fill them with jams or jellies. Cant wait to make them!
Squirt234's picture
I am not able to print off the directions as to how to bake. Do I need to pay you or what? I tried logging into your system but I still was not able to print off the directions. Fellfmly@aol.com