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Mincemeat with Ginger Shortbread and "Sweet Cream" Ice Cream

December 2008

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There's something really wonderful about dessert that is made completely from scratch. This is a variation on an old theme of mincemeat shortcrust tarts and ice cream: using ginger shortbread cookies and mincemeat made with butter rather than suet (only because we didn't happen to have any suet when we suddenly decided we neeeeeeded mincemeat and didn't have time to go to the store to get some).

mincemeat with Ginger Shortbread - December 2008

Usually I make all tiny star or bird ginger shortbread cookies. But this year, I got tired of the game as I was punching out tiny star after tiny star. I decided to use the larger star cutter and cut out the centers to make some large cookies that were still "small". I had no idea at the time that the decision was serendipitous.

Ginger Shortbread - December 2008

Heat the mincemeat. Spoon it into the center of the star.

mincemeat with Ginger Shortbread - December 2008

mincemeat with Ginger Shortbread - December 2008

Capping the mincemeat with a small star and adding "sweet cream" ice cream makes for a wonderful dessert. Ginger icecream is excellent with this as well. And some people even claim that candycane chocolate chip icecream works....

mincemeat with Ginger Shortbread - December 2008

mincemeat with Ginger Shortbread - December 2008

to recipes from OUR kitchen: Ginger Shortbread ~ Vanilla Ice Cream (simply leave the vanilla out to make "sweet cream" ice cream)

to blog from OUR kitchen: Homemade mincemeat ~ - more cookies please! ~ IMBB#10 - Cookie Swap ~ It's crunch time!!







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