Mincemeat Squares (Husband’s Favorite)
I made these one Thanksgiving and now my husband wants them every year:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
˝ chopped walnuts
˝ teaspoon baking soda
˝ teaspoon salt
˝ teaspoon ground cinnamon
˝ cup cooking oil
1/4 cup orange juice
1 28-oz. jar mincemeat (Nonesuch Brandy & Rum)
Combine flour, sugar, nuts, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in oil and juice. Reserve 1˝ cups flour mixture; press remainder into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
Spread mincemeat over mixture in in pan; sprinkle with reserved flour mixture. Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for about 30 minutes or till golden brown.
Better Homes & Gardens Quick and Easy Cookbook, p. 283
Note: Because mincemeat is expensive and these are fattening, he never gets them more than once a year.