Mincemeat cookies served on a wire tray

Mincemeat cookies

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins plus cooling



Use up a jar of mincemeat to make these festive cookies. They're a perfect addition to a Christmas dessert spread, or a great gift 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per cookie

  • kcal224
  • fat10g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 125g softened butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • ½ heaped tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 medium egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp mincemeat (check the label if you're vegetarian)
    Deep-filled mince pie



    It's a classic ingredient at Christmas in…

  • 220g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Beat the butter with both types of sugar and the salt. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract and mincemeat. Stir in the flour and bicarbonate of soda, then chill for 20 mins.

  2. Scoop tablespoons of the mixture onto two lined baking sheets, leaving a bit of space between each so they can spread. Bake for 10-12 mins, or until the cookies are just firm around the edges but still soft in the middle – they will firm up as they cool. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

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Sally Davies's picture
Sally Davies
30th Dec, 2019
I’ve made this recipe 3 times over Christmas - easy to do and works every time.
10th Dec, 2019
These were really easy to make and tasted delicious! My mixture made 24 cookies.
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