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You can taste the spirit of Christmases past in these chewy old-fashioned cookies with their sweet caramel frosting. One batch makes 9 dozen cookies that freeze well for the holidays!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
54
Yield:
54 servings
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Ingredients

54
Original recipe yields 54 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Add mincemeat; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 14-16 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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  • For the frosting, combine the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 6-8 minutes, stirring twice, or until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add the confectioners' sugar, cream and extract; beat until smooth. Frost the cookies; top each with a pecan half.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 28.9g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 26.8mg; sodium 127.5mg. Full Nutrition
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