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Holiday Mincemeat Cookies with Coffee Frosting


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Serves 8 dozen | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 10

Ingredients

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.


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