Perfect non-sweet addition to cookie tray—taste like mincemeat pie!
1c. butter or regular margarine
2c. grated Cheddar cheese (½lb.)
2c. sifted flour
1 (9oz.) pkg. prepared mincemeat
Cream butter until light; add cheese (at room temperature) and cream until well blended. Stir in flour; mix well and chill.
Meanwhile, cook mincemeat and water until slightly thickened. Set aside to cool.
Roll dough ⅛" thick on lightly floured surface; cut in 2" circles. Put half of circles about 1" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Place 1 tsp. cooled mincemeat mixture in center of each cookie on baking sheet. Top each with another circle of dough; press edges with fork to seal. Prick cookie tops in several places with tines of kitchen fork.
Bake in moderate oven (350°) 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove cookies to racks to cool.