Thursday, December 8, 2011

MINCEMEAT COOKIE SQUARES

Since we are approaching the Christmas holiday, I have decided to feature some of our old holiday recipes.  If you like mincemeat, you will like this recipe.

3/4 cup butter, softened
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups mincemeat
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine the 3/4 cup softened butter, powdered sugar, and both flours in a bowl and mix well.  Spread the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Cool completely.

Using an electric mixer, cream the brown sugar and 1/3 cup softened butter until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs.  Stir in the mincemeat, coconut, and walnuts.  Spread this mixture over the baked layer.  Return pan to oven and bake for another 20 to  25 minutes or until set.  Cool on a wire rack before cutting into 24 to 36 squares.

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