Soft Mincemeat Cookies Recipe
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Soft Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

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WE CALL these "Santa's cookies" because they're what we put out for Santa instead of the usual decorated Christmas cutouts. These cookies remain a traditional part of my holiday baking. Besides a plate for Santa, they fill gift plates for family and friends. I'm often told they're the first to disappear. -Evelyn Wadey, Blackfalds, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup mincemeat
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 140 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and mincemeat. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts if desired.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Soft Mincemeat Cookies in Reminisce November/December 1997, p49

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Lorlu User ID: 6631542 77943
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I had to add a 1/4 cup more flour, but that may be due to the moisture in the air. Very taste, a definately for our holiday cookies. Thank you for posting it, my mom has been looking for mincemeat cookie."

ramsaych6 User ID: 1328546 44515
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"If I make it again, I'll only use about 1/2 cup of choc chips. I like mincemeat, but the chocolate covers up the taste of the mincemeat. I was disappointed in the outcome."

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