Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

I absolutely love mince pies and as soon as I see them in the shops I buy a pack. I just cannot resist the fruity mincemeat encased in crumbly pastry! These Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies are just as irresistable. They are a spiced brown sugar cookie with a gooey centre of fruity mincemeat. I’ve also added a drizzle of icing as I love the icing topped mince pies, and I think it tastes great on these cookies.

The method of making the Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies is similar to how NYC cookies, or Levain bakery cookies, are made. I found that freezing these cookies before baking them, then baking on a slightly higher temperature than is normal for cookies, kept the mincemeat in the centre and gave theses cookies that tempting gooey middle!

How to make Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies…

To make the cookie dough I mixed together butter and light brown sugar, then I added vanilla extract and egg and mixed them in.

Then I added plain flour, baking powder and mixed spice and mixed to form a dough. I divided the dough into 12 pieces, then I flattened each piece out with my hands and put some mincemeat in the centre.

Next, I wrapped the cookie dough around the mincemeat and rolled them into a ball, then I froze them for 30 minutes. I took them out of the freezer and put them straight into the oven on a preheated tray, they baked for 13 minutes. When they were cool I drizzled over some icing.

Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

What mincemeat should you use?

I used a shop bought jar of mincemeat for this recipe. I like to use the ones with extra booze added, like port and brandy, as the flavour is so rich and delicious. You can use any mincemeat you prefer, if you prefer to make it homemade you can use that too. Make sure when buying mincemeat to check the label as it often contains suet, most mincemeat nowadays contain vegetarian suet, but it is worth doubling checking if you are serving these cookies to vegetarians.

Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

Tips for making the Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies:

  • If you can’t get hold of light brown sugar, you can also use caster sugar. The cookies will just have a lighter colour.
  • Mixed spice is a British spice blend, containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. It’s very commonly available in supermarkets. If you can’t get hold of it in your country, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead, or a blend of your favourite winter spices.
  • You can decorate the cookies differently if you prefer, for example with melted chocolate, or you can leave them plain.
Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

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Baking traysMixing bowlsCooling rack
Kitchen scalesElectric hand mixerPiping bags
Mixed spiceStand mixer

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Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

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Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

Spiced brown sugar cookies with a gooey fruit mincemeat centre
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Freezing time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the cookies

  • 125 g Butter softened
  • 200 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 225 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 185 g Mincemeat

For decoration

  • 75 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp Water


  • Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, or by hand, mix together the butter and light brown sugar
  • Add the egg and vanilla, and mix in
  • Then add the flour, baking powder and mixed spice, and mix in until a dough forms
  • Divide the dough into 12 pieces, using scales for accuracy if you like. Mine were 50g each
  • Flatten out each piece of dough into a disc using your hands. Spoon a teaspoon of mincemeat into the centre, then fold the dough around it and pinch the dough together to seal the mincemeat inside. Roll the dough into a ball
  • Once you have done this with all of the pieces of dough, put them all in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile, pre-heat your oven to 180C Fan/200C/400F/Gas Mark 6, and put a lined baking tray (or two if you have another) into the oven to pre-heat too
  • After the 30 minutes is up and your oven is pre-heated, place the frozen dough balls onto the pre-heated baking trays, leaving space between them to spread
  • Bake for 13 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to go golden
  • Leave to cool on the baking trays
  • Mix the icing sugar with the water to make a thick, but pourable, paste. Drizzle it over the cookies
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3 days
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Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

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11 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    You really are a genius Kat. I love, love, love the idea of these. They not only sound delicious, but you’ve made them look really pretty too.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this idea and so easy to make gluten free too, its great to have an alternative to mince pies too. In fact, I love anything with mincemeat – good job we only tend to eat it at this time of year else I’d be all mince-pied out by December hahaha

  3. 5 stars
    These are so delicious and I love that they are a new twist on mince pies which I love too! They were so easy to make and taste yummy. I think we may have found a new festive favourite…thank you!

    1. Hi, I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed. If you thought they were too big then I would advise making them smaller next time, I recommend an average size but it depends on personal preference as to what size of cookie you like. They aren’t hard biscuits, they are meant to be soft cookies with a gooey centre, so I wouldn’t expect them to harden.

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