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Pear Mincemeat Cookies

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Half and half 2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Prepared pear mincemeat 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Melted butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Cream shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add half-and-half and vanilla, beating well.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda.
Add to creamed mixture, stirring well.
Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour.
Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cookie cutter.
Place half the cookies on a greased cookie sheet; spoon 1 teaspoon mincemeat onto center of each.
Top with remaining cookies; press edges together with a fork.
Combine egg yolk and water; brush tops of cookies with egg yolk mixture or with melted butter, if desired.
Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Servings: 
4

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