Yep...I said Dog Biscuits! When Ornery and his siblings were young, Mama D would make these fruit filled (mincemeat) cookies..The kids called them Dog Biscuits...The name stuck! Mama D made her own Mincemeat with Venison....delish! BUT, these cookies may be filled with several different fruit fillings. The Original recipe came from the 1950's Betty Crocker cookbook and Mama D filled hers with homemade mincemeat. MINE is filled with a combination of Pomegranate & Strawberry Jelly, chopped Craisins & chopped pistachios. They are delicious!
|Mama D makes delicious Cookies! I learned from the BEST!|
Author Betty Crocker for the cookies, Pine CreelStyle the fruit filling
- 3/4 cup ...1/2 crisco shortening & 1/2 butter. softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups od rolled oats, not instant
Mix thoroughly and place half of the mixture on a greased and floured pan. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan to cover. It will be crumbly until pressed in the pan. **This recipe doubles nicely, I used a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan for the doubled recipe.
Add the fruit filling and then place the remains crust mixture on top and press lightly & completely over the top! **See the filling recipe & directions below.....
Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned. Cut the cookies into small squares while the cookies are still warm, then remove and let finish cooling. makes about 2 dozen.
**Any fruit filling works, they're are several suggestions in the Betty Crocker picture cook book, page #193. Mama D used home made Venison MinceMeat for her filling.
Filling from PineCreekStyle:
- 1/2 small jar of Pomegrante jelly
- 1/2 small jar of strawberry jam, ( I used sugar free)
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped Craisins
- 1/4 cup of pistachio's, finely chopped
**This filling recipe doubles nicely!
|Original recipe from my well used Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book|
|Cover photo for the Cookbook...recipe on page 193.|