Sunday, March 28, 2010

Helen's Mince Meat Cookies

Dear Helen just did not write the directions out very well for most of her recipes. She knew how to make all of them, and she obviously was not thinking about her descendants who would be trying to decipher how to make them almost 50 years later. If you like mince meat then these cookies should hit the spot with you.

Helen's Mince Meat Cookies

1 pkg. mince meat
1 cup water
1 cup lard
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 cup nuts

Put water in mince meat. Cream sugar and lard. Combine flour, salt, soda, and nuts. Bake in moderate oven.
*You can substitute shortening or butter for the lard, though you will lose flavor and health if you use shortening, and if you use butter the cookies may be somewhat softer.
*Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. If needed, bake a minute or two longer. Do not overbake.

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