Mince Pie Cookies Recipe

I love finding alternative ways to use mincemeat than just traditional mince pies so I’ve created some mince pie cookies for the festive season. These are simple to make, quick to bake and are a lovely treat to make in the lead up to Christmas as well as just a way of using up leftover mincemeat. These mincemeat cookies are the sort of things that I’d happily eat all year round if I found a jar of mincemeat in the cupboard!

Mince Pie Cookies Recipe - cookies ready to serve
Mince Pie Cookies

It’s so nice finding festive treats that the whole family will enjoy in the run up to Christmas and these cookies are always a hit with everyone who tries them. They’re firm on the outside, lovely and soft in the middle and full of all the flavours of the festive season. They have turned into one of our favourite festive recipes and one that we’ll be making every December without fail.

These aren’t mincemeat filled cookies and instead have the mincemeat mixed into the cookie mixture. This mincemeat cookie recipe is simple to make and the children even love working through it themselves. They are pretty much the perfect Christmas cookies!

If you’re looking for other easy festive treats check out our mincemeat leftover recipes for mincemeat swirlsmincemeat fairy cakesmince pie tartsyule logChristmas cakefestive trifle and sponge topped mince pies. And, when the time comes, have a wonderful Christmas – and make sure you eat all the festive treats too.

Here’s our Mince Pie Cookies Recipe:

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 12 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 185g soft brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 230g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g mincemeat
  • 100g raisins
  • icing sugar
Mince Pie Cookies Recipe - freshly iced cookies
Mince Pie Cookies freshly iced

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Mix in the vanilla extract and gradually add the egg – beating well.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and then fold into the butter and egg mixture. Stir in the mincemeat and raisins.
  • Drop tablespoons of mixture onto a baking tray leaving approx 4cm between each one as they expand.
  • Bake for 12 mins or until lightly browned.
  • Once cooled mix icing sugar and water and then drizzle icing over the cookies. The cookies will be a little bit doughy in the middle and firm on the edges.

If you’d like to print or pin the Mince Pie Cookies recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Mince Pie Cookies Recipe

These are simple to make, quick to bake and are a lovely treat to make in the lead up to Christmas as well as just a way of using up leftover mincemeat.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking, christmas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 185 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 230 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g mincemeat
  • 100 g raisins
  • icing sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in the vanilla extract and gradually add the egg – beating well.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl and then fold into the butter and egg mixture. Stir in the mincemeat and raisins.
  • Drop tablespoons of mixture onto a baking tray leaving approx 4cm between each one as they expand.
  • Bake for 12 mins or until lightly browned.
  • Once cooled mix icing sugar and water and then drizzle icing over the cookies.
Mince Pie Cookies Recipe
They have turned into one of our favourite festive recipes and one that we'll be making every December without fail.

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