Soft Mincemeat Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 140 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Nov 28, 2019
As is , I give this recipe only 2 stars as the batter is too thin even for a spread cookie and using a name brand mincemeat the additional spices the recipe calls for were overpowering. To make a cookie that the family loved the flavor and consistency, I skipped the addition spices as the brand mincemeat I used was quite strongly spiced and then I added more flour to the mix, 1/4 cup at a time and did 1 test cookie before making the entire pan. With the mincemeat I used I needed 1/2 cup flour added to create a cookie that did have some spread but not run. Since mincemeat moisture and spice differ you have to play with this recipe a bit to get it right but then the flavor is amazing. I topped mine with cream cheese frosting and chopped nut bits.
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.
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.