• Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 8 dozen
  • Preparation Time: 20


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups prepared mincemeat
  • 1 1-pound box confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • About 96 pecan halves, toasted


  • 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2. 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 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture just until combined.
  • Stir in mincemeat until well mixed.
  • 3. Fill a measure tablespoon with dough.
  • Arrange dough on prepared cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Cool cookies on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  • 4. Meanwhile, for coffee frosting beat together confectioners¿ sugar, coffee, and melted butter in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until smooth.
  • 5. Spread a rounded measure teaspoon of frosting on top of each cooled cookie.
  • Top each cookie with 1 pecan half.


Categories: Cookies  Dessert  Snack  Sweet 

Author Credit: Ladies' Home Journal

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