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Mincemeat Surprise Cookies

  •  4.2 stars stars based on 4 reviews
  •   80% would make this again
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This is not the recipe that appears on the None Such mincemeat box, which is for a shortbread cookie. This is more like a chocolate chip cookie dough, with mincemeat instead of chocolate chips. The surprise is that the mincemeat cookies look like chocolate chip cookies so people are often surprised when they taste the cookies. The raisins, apples and spices in the mincemeat make this a moist and flavorful cookie.

Makes about 60

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 (9-ounce) package Nonesuch Condensed Mincemeat

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine flour, baking soda & salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar & vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs, beating well. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Crumble mincemeat and stir into dough. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes until golden brown.

Note: Recipe donated by Judy Russell.

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Reviews of Mincemeat Surprise Cookies:

1-4 of 4 reviews  

  Kathy in Massachusetts  Dec 21, 2011
Would make this again.
My stepmom made these all the time,especially during the holidays. When I was in college,they never made into the dorm if roommates knew I was coming back with mom's cookies! Her secret? She added chocolate chips! Insanely delicious...You have to try it! 5 stars

  sandy in Maine  Dec 20, 2010
Would make this again.
Sounds delicious! I love mincemeat. I just made much of my ready made mince meat would I use? Thanks! 5 stars

  Cindy J. in Flushing, MI  Dec 17, 2007
Would make this again.
I've been making mincemeat cookies for several years now and each year I try a different recipe. No more. This one is far and away the best and I'll be using it from now on. The cookies are delicious. The only change I made was to add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a sprinkling of nutmeg. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in richmond va  Dec 16, 2007
Would make this again.
so happy to find a recipe with mincemeat and so easy. I had been holding onto a recipe for pinwheel mincemeat but never made them. These are so tasty and make a lot of a good size thanks so much. 5 stars

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