Mincemeat Cookies

Cookies and more cookies, it's that time of year.  I'm actually hoping for bad weather tomorrow so I can get a lot of baking done.  If not I think I'll go shopping.  O.K.  I tried to think of another name for these cookies because when you mention mincemeat a lot of people turn their noses up.  I came away with nothing.  I would liken the flavor of these to a raisin filled cookie (yum) which many people love.  They are soft with a little bit of a crunch on the edge.  I got a little carried away with the vanilla in the glaze if your wondering why it looks so beige.  This cookie is simple to make and surely warrants being called a Christmas cookie.

Mincemeat Cookies

1/2 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
3/4 cup mincemeat (I use None Such classic original mincemeat in a jar, but any brand will be fine)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix butter and sugar together then add egg and mix.  Whisk flour, soda and salt together and mix into butter mixture.  Add mincemeat and vanilla and mix until combined.  Drop by teaspoonful or small scoop on to baking sheet lined with parchment. 

Bake 350 for about 12 min.

adapted from Cooks.com

Vanilla Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 T. butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons milk

Mix all ingredients together until smooth and the consistency you want.  Drizzle or spoon on cookies.