Mince Pie Cookies

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These make an amazing alternative to mince pies this time of year. Although if you are like me and you can’t eat enough mince pies – these make a fantastic addition to your mince pie feasting!

These do not require rolling out and or chilling.

This recipe makes about 20-22 soft delicious cookies.

You Will Need:

  • 350g Plain flour
  • 100g Butter
  • 175g Caster Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1tsp Mixed spice
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp (about 100g) Golden syrup

Filling:

  • About 275g Mincemeat (I used my own, however your favourite mincemeat will be excellent too)

Optional:

  • Icing sugar for dusting

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients (except the mincemeat) into a large bowl and mix well until you have a ball of dough, I use the dough hook on my stand mixer. This is also a great time to get your hands in!
  • Let the dough rest while you line 2 baking sheets and pre heat the oven to 170degrees
  • Divide the dough into 20-22 small balls.

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  • Press each ball flat in the palm of your hand.

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  • Put a spoonful of mincemeat into the centre of the flattened ball then pinch the sides together to enclose the mincemeat in the cookie reshape into a round and place on your baking tray and repeat until your tray is full (I usually bake 6 at a time)
  • Do try and seal up any large cracks in the raw cookie so the filling doesn’t ooze out, this cookie dough is quite forgiving with the smaller cracks and holes.
  • Bake for 10-15mins or until golden.
  • Allow to cool for 5mins before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Repeat with the remainder of the cookies.
  • Once cooled completely, dust with icing sugar and enjoy!

 

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