1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened 1/4 cup shortening 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 3/4 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 jar (28 ounces) prepared mincemeat 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds Directions:
Heat oven to 400°. Grease baking pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches. Mix margarine, shortening and brown sugar. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and oats. Press half of the crumbly mixture in pan. Mix mincemeat and walnuts; spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining crumbly mixture, pressing lightly. Bake until light brown, 25 to 30 minutes. While warm, make 1 diagonal cut from corner to corner. Continue cutting parallel to first cut, each about 1 1/2 inches apart. Repeat, cutting diagonally in opposite direction.
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