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A Festive Treat with Mince Pie Cookies | Recipe

December 18, 2018

Every year we have a lovely tradition at work, The Christmas Cookie Swap. Everyone who joins in bakes a different cookie type and we, just before Christmas, swap a couple of each others. This year I made Mince Pie Cookies.

So good my Mince Pie Cookies were (perfectly soft and gooey) I had to share the recipe with you. If you have a stand mixer (like my Kenwood) you will find these Mince Pie Cookies very easy to make. Although even if you’re making by hand they are still easy to make as once the dough is combined you spoon it onto the baking tray.

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Mince Pie Cookies

A wonderfully festive, soft, doughy cookie. Perfect with ice cream.

Course Snack
Keyword Baking, Christmas, Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 250 g Unsalted, softened butter
  • 140 g Caster sugar
  • 300 g Self raising flour (Sifted)
  • 411 g Mincemeat
  • 1 Egg yolk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C Fan (180C). Cut some grease proof paper to the tray size you're using, I baked 6 cookies at a time in 4 batches.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.

  3. Add the egg yolk, beat together to combine.

  4. Add the flour, and slowly fold in (lowest setting on stand mixer).

  5. Fold in the mincemeat (lowest setting on stand mixer).

  6. Bring speed up until rough dough forms.

  7. Use a spoon to put a dollop a couple of inches apart from another dollop on a lined baking tray. As earlier, I baked 6 cookies at a time. (Picture above).

  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, make sure soft in the middle and golden on the edges. Turn out (gently) on a wire rack to harden.

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Honestly I was so chuffed with how these turned out. They’re still as tasty as mince pies, but also easier. No pastry faff. Just make up your dough and bake. If you have a bigger oven than me you could probably bake more at a time. Just keep an eye on them whilst they’re cooking.

Have you baked Mince Pie Cookies before? Would you give them a go? Let me know in the comments,

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10 Comments

  • Reply Naomi December 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Now this is a swap shop I could get into! What a great idea and brilliant way to try all different types of biccys as well as get some baking inspo!

    • Reply MissPond December 20, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      It really was. We had all sorts of cookies, from gingerbread ones to chocolate!

  • Reply Anca December 20, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I haven’t made mince pies cookies before, I don’t think I’ve ever saw this idea before. I’d love to try it now, after seeing yours though. They do look amazing.

    • Reply MissPond December 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      They’re so easy as well and very very tasty.

  • Reply Mellissa Williams December 19, 2018 at 9:56 am

    These look so easy to make, I think they would be brilliant to make with kids too. As you say, no faff and I bet they are delicious

    • Reply MissPond December 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      They were so so tasty, especially warm and with a dollop of ice cream.

  • Reply Rachel December 18, 2018 at 9:21 am

    OOh now these I do like the sound of, I don’t think ive ever had a Mince Pie cookie before x

    • Reply MissPond December 20, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      You can practically put anything in a cookie these days! (Within reason).

  • Reply Vicky December 18, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Mince pie cookies sound amazing and different! Will try making them this weekend. Let’s hope they turn out nice as husband loves mince pies.

    • Reply MissPond December 20, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      I’m sure they will if you follow the recipe 🙂

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