Mince Pie Cookies
Updated: Dec 8, 2022
For the love of Mince pies & baking cookies! Here are my Mince Pie Cookies!!
They are so quick and easy to make and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.
T’is the season to be warm and cosy with twinkly lights & Mince pies.
Yes I love Christmas, the lights, the smell of spice and all things nice, like cinnamon & orange and mince pies. My love for baking cookies and mince pies resulted in a light bulb moment!
Why not create Mince Pie Cookies!!
After a few recipe trials and errors, I'm finally here.
These delicious Mince Pie Cookies are a great alternative to the mince pie.
They are so quick and easy to make and hit that sweet spot without feeling guilty.
They are egg free and can be veganised easily.
These are really good! – Rohan Shah
How to make Mince Pie Cookies:
Start by placing softened butter and either light or dark brown sugar, (I used dark) in a bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the sweet mincemeat and orange zest (optional) and mix. To give it a deeper flavour, I like to add orange zest.
Add plain flour, oats, cinnamon, soda bi carbonate and baking powder.
Using a spatula, mix until well combined.
Roll the dough into to smaller than golf ball sized balls. I used a tablespoon measuring scope to size the dough. Then press the top side into some rolled oats so the balls flatten and place them spaced apart on a lined baking tray with the oat coated side up.
Bake the cookies for about 17 to 20 minutes at 170 degrees celcius, until they are golden around the edges. Check the bottom of a cookie to see if it’s brown.
The cookies will keep in an airtight container for about a week, that is if they last that long!!
To veganise this recipe:
Ensure the sweet mincemeat is suitable for vegans. I used Sainsbury’s taste the difference vegan mincemeat and substitute butter with Vegan block butter, not margarine as it has too much water content. Then follow the recipe as below.
If you try this recipe, then let me know how it goes! Tag @Cakesbyminel on instagram and #cakesbyminel
Mince Pie Cookies
These are delicious, egg free and can be made vegan Mince Pie Cookies!
This recipe makes approximately 40 to 50 cookies depending on the size of your golf balls! To make less, you can half the recipe.
250 grams softened butter (or vegan block butter)
100 grams light or dark brown sugar
1 jar (approximately 400 grams) vegetarian or vegan mincemeat
1 orange zest (optional)
250 grams plain white or brown (healthier option) flour
250 grams rolled oats (plus extra to roll dough balls in)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon soda bi carbonate
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pre-heat the oven at 170 degrees Celsius . Line three baking sheets with baking parchment
In a bowl, beat the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer.
Add the mincemeat and orange zest and beat lightly.
Add the flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, soda bi carbonate, baking powder and mix until well combined with a spatula.
Roll the dough into slightly smaller than golf ball sized balls, dip the top side in rolled oats, flatten slightly and place spaced apart on the baking sheets.
Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire tray.
Once cooled, the cookies can be stored in an airtight container for about a week. That's if they last that long!
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