1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 c plain flour
1/2 t mixed spice
1/4 t baking soda
1 T milk
1 c mincemeat
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolk, beat until combined. Add sifted flour, spice, soda and milk. Press together to form a soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes until smooth. Leave, covered with plastic wrap, in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Roll out onto lightly floured surface to a rectangle 20×28 cm. Spread evenly with mincemeat. Roll up from the long side. Wrap in plastic, refrigerate 30 minutes.
Using a sharp knife cut log into 8 mm-thick rounds. Place on prepared trays and bake for 10 minutes at 180C.
An alternative to mince pies
Source: Family Circle Bestever Christmas Book, page 48