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Festive Mincemeat Pastries

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Tender butter cookies filled with mincemeat, in a cornucopia shape."
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4 h servings 86
Original recipe yields 48 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until combined, about 30 seconds; beat in the confectioners' sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. In a bowl, whisk the flour with salt, and stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture to make an even, smooth dough. Cover the dough, and chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Roll the dough on a well-floured work surface to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Cut the dough into rounds with a 3-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter. Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet. Mix the mincemeat and rum in a bowl, and spoon about 1 teaspoon of the filling into the middle of a cookie. Bring together 2 adjacent edges of the cookie into a triangle shape, and pinch the cookie closed to partially cover the filling and make a cornucopia or bell shape.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to finish cooling.


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  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 86 calories; 5.7 8 0.9 15 66 Full nutrition

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Possibly could use a bit more mixture, it feels like I'm eating more pastry than filling! But otherwise they look good :)

This is the second time that I have made this recipe. I make it in a muffin tin instead of as a cookie. I use my hands to press the dough into the muffin tins and I don't roll it at all. The rec...