Add more mincemeat or a pinch of other spices to change the flavor of these cookies.

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Ingredients

84
Original recipe yields 84 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Cream shortening, sugar and eggs together, then beat in vanilla. Sift the flour, salt and baking soda together, and add to shortening mixture. Mix until well blended. Stir in the nuts and mincemeat and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on the cookie sheet.

  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

74.2 calories; 0.9 g protein; 9.7 g carbohydrates; 6.6 mg cholesterol; 56.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2006
This was pretty similar to the mincemeat cookie recipe on my package of mincemeat. I omitted the walnuts and put in Rice Krispies instead and subbed half the flour for whole wheat flour. The cookies came out with a delicious strong spicy flavor. I frosted half of them and kept the others bare and I think they were equally good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2016
iadded lemon zest to one batch and gave it 4 stars Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2006
This was pretty similar to the mincemeat cookie recipe on my package of mincemeat. I omitted the walnuts and put in Rice Krispies instead and subbed half the flour for whole wheat flour. The cookies came out with a delicious strong spicy flavor. I frosted half of them and kept the others bare and I think they were equally good. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Super-fast and easy these were delicious. They took a little longer than the 8 to 10 minutes called for. I actually cooked them for about 13 minutes I didn't add the nuts (my wife isn't partial to them) but that is the only change I made. Will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2010
If you eat these cookies just cooled from the oven they are marvelous. I am not able to devour a bach or half batch that quickly. These do not hold up well and do not freeze well. The taste of the freshly baked cookie is a surprise treat but enjoy while you may! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Really good cookies!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2006
Excellent cookies! Couldn't stop eating them. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2013
These cookies surprised me. They were pretty good. A little sweet but a nice flavor. I do not care for mincemeat pie and made a quick fruitcake recently with mincemeat pie filling and did not like it that way either. I wanted to use what was leftover of it. It appears though it works well in cookies. When mixed into the batter the apples and raisins separate and can actually be tasted individually and the spice is really mild. They go great with the walnuts too. The base of this cookie reminds me somewhat of a chocolate chip cookie so it pares well. Only change I made was using butter instead of shortening. I also made 1/2 recipe and with a cookie scoop it yielded 42 cookies. I baked them on a parchment lined sheet and they took 12 minutes. Mine were a little flat after cooling so an extra minute may have been even better. ty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2015
these are the best cookies ever I don't like mincemeat but I love these cookies Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/31/2016
iadded lemon zest to one batch and gave it 4 stars Read More