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Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

Mince Pie Stuffed Cookies

Spiced brown sugar cookies with a gooey fruit mincemeat centre
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
Calories 284kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cookies

  • 125 g Butter softened, unsalted
  • 200 g Light brown soft 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



Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead. Or try 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ ground ginger, ¼ ground nutmeg, ¼ ground cloves.
I really recommend using light brown soft sugar for this recipe, but if you can't get hold of it you can use caster sugar (superfine sugar) instead.


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