Makes about 24 cookies
Be sure not to overbake these cookies- a slight chewiness is part of their appeal. Like many desserts with dried fruit, these improve over time.
Place in a food processor and process to very small pieces:
1 package condensed mincemeat, crumbled
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Cream together until light and fluffy:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk together and add:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Processed mincemeat mixture from above
Stir just until all ingredients are well blended; do not overmix. Chill dough thoroughly, at least an hour, before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degree. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool complete.