1 1/3c.None Such brand mincemeat (jarred version, not boxed)
1 1/2c.Powdered sugar
1/4c.Fresh lemon or orange juice
1tsp.Lemon or orange zest
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable spray; set aside until ready to use.
Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, until each is well-incorporated.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl, then gradually spoon into creamed mixture.
Stir in mincemeat. Drop batter onto baking sheet using a rounded teaspoon (*see note), 2" apart. You should fit 12 on each sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until nicely browned. Cool on a rack, then glaze (optional).
Whisk powdered sugar, juice and zest in a small bowl then drizzle or spoon over each cookie. Store remaining cookies in refrigerator or a sealed container.
*If you'd like to make less cookies or speed up the process, use a rounded tablespoon of batter for each cookie. You may want to press the dough down with a fork (dipped in water) in order to flatten them out a bit so they're not so dome-shaped.