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Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way Recipe
by Amos Miller

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them, except here I will substitute Borden's Nonesuch Mincemeat, or Robertson's (preferred) in a jar instead of homemade mincemeat. You can substitute your favorite shortening (vegetable works great) while I will use rendered leaf lard.

This is a superb mid-winter cookie, and has lots of nutrition and energy because mincemeat is loaded with minced apples and raisins and great spices. A real treat after skiing, snowmobiling or just hiking through the snowy woods.

Rating: 4.7/5
Avg. 4.7/5 3 votes
Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 48

Goes Well With: A friend and a cup of hot chocolate


  • 3-1/4 C all purpose flour (GF works fine in this recipe)
  • 1 C shortening (I use rendered leaf lard - vegetable works fine)
  • 1-1/2 C sugar (I use turbinado)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 C mincemeat
  • 1 C chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400^
  2. Either lightly grease a couple of cookie sheets or precut sheets of parchment paper to fit the pans (smooth side up)
  3. In a bowl, whisk to combine the flour, salt and baking soda
  4. In a second bowl, cream the shortening, slowly adding the sugar, and beat until the mixture is creamy
  5. Add the 3 eggs, beating to combine well
  6. Add the mincemeat, and combine
  7. Add the chopped nuts, and combine
  8. Slowly add the flour, incorporating with a flex spatula, until all the flour is well incorporated
  9. Using a teaspoon, drop the spoonfuls about 2 inches apart, filling each sheet
  10. Bake for 12 minutes
  11. Cool the cookies down (I like to slide the parchment paper to a rack for 15 or 20 minutes so he cookies can firm up before I rack them to dry a bit)