These are nice soft cookies with lots of raisins and apples - nothing special, just really nice cookies. The original recipe was from Taste of Home, I didn't change much - just added some brandy to the mincemeat - these are really quite sweet, so I didn't frost them.
1 cup softened butter (if you use unsalted butter - add 1/4 tsp salt to recipe)
1.5 cups sugar
1 jar (about 29 oz) mincemeat
3.75 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp brandy (optional - to add to mince meat))
1 cup chopped, toasted nuts (walnuts or pecans)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add mincemeat; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart on to greased or parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.