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Soft Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

Soft Mincemeat Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Soft Mincemeat Cookies

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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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