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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: baking, christmas
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 156kcal


  • 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


  • 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.