Monday, 24 December 2012

FOOD: Mince Pie Cookies

To me Christmas isn't right without mince meat - granted it's a love-hate thing for many people but to me it's beyond tasty. Here in the USA mince meat isn't the easiest of things to find and when it is found it's not on the cheap side but when I found (what you'd probably only find in the US) a cheap "condensed" package of mincemeat it was coming home with me. What's even better is that it had a recipe for mince pie a cakey kind of cookie on the side - a perfect mix of the British (mincemeat) and the American (cookies) and even more perfect for a blog post on Christmas eve.

Goodies required; 
1 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. of baking soda
1-2 tablespoons of milk (if required)
1 package of condensed mincemeat

Beating together the butter and the sugar until lovely and fluffy, add in the three eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients and then spoon into the wet mix. If the mix is looking too dry you might want to add milk but only one tablespoon at a time. Last crumble up the mincemeat and add in, mixing just a little. Shape into cookies and bake for 10 minutes at 375F.

On that note Merry Christmas to everyone - we're being low key and low budget while pleasing ourselves going to an all you can eat Chinese buffet - yum! 


  1. I'm not a big fan of minced meat but sometimes you can find the pies in the supermarkets. Maybe I'd like them in cookie form?!?! lol. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. Whhaaaaaaaa! That's amazing!!

    My US family were crushed when I announced I didn't feel like making mince pies this year. They're really keen for me to blend my Christmas traditions into theirs but I just wasn't feeling mince pies. I LOVE them, but I think they'd make me miss UK Christmas (crackers, Radio Times, depressing soap operas) a little too much.

  3. Mm, I wish I had done some Christmas baking x

  4. I love mincemeat! =)