Mincemeat cookies

A close up of food Mince Pies Recipes
  • Preparation and cooking time
  • Prep:15 mins
  • Cook:10 mins
  • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • MAKES 12

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

Nutrient Unit
kcal 224
fat 10g
saturates 6g
carbs 31g
sugars 17g
fibre 1g
protein 3g
salt 0.6g
Deep-filled mince pies


  • 125g softened butter
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • ½ heaped tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp mincemeat (check the label if you’re vegetarian)
  • 220g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2
Mincemeat samosas

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.

From-the-freezer mince pies
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