We make mincemeat in the Just Across My Fence study guide. It’s in Chapter 16, on page 91 of the guide. For the study, we need to save some of the mincemeat for a pie in Chapter 20, but you should have enough left over to try this recipe too!

Ingredients:
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 pint mincemeat
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Stir in eggs and mincemeat. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Drop the batter by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake 4 minutes, then flatten cookies slightly with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook 4-5 minutes more. Let cool on cookie sheet a few minutes before removing to wire cooling racks. Makes 4 dozen.