Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze

It’s Day 10 of our 25 Days of Christmas celebration, and all is right with the world because I have these yummy Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze to share with you! Mince pies were one of my favorite things about the holidays when I lived in the UK, and I looked forward to them every Christmas.

When I was a kid, my mom used to make full sized mincemeat pies, but it was just too much. Mincemeat is one of those flavors that is VERY strong, and too much can make you feel a bit ill. I preferred the tiny mince pies with a nice glaze that I’d buy at Tesco or M&S. SO good!

These cookies are delicious, as well. They’re the best of both worlds – cookies and pie! Who can resist?

Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze | A Mother Thing

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cookie Ingredients:

1  C shortening
1 1/2 C sugar
3  eggs, room temp
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 C Ready-to-Use Mincemeat.

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

1 1/2 C powdered sugar
4 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze | A Mother Thing

To begin, preheat  oven to 375 degrees, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine shortening and sugar in large bowl, beating until fluffy. Add in all the eggs and beat.

Add the  flour, baking soda and salt together in small bowl.  Stir until the three ingredients are combined. Slowly add to shortening mixture; mix well.

Add in the mincemeat. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.

Using a small ice cream scoop drop the cookie dough  2 inches apart onto the parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake for  8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool slightly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the lemon glaze, beat together the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until well combined. Use a spoon to drop a tablespoon of glaze onto the still-warm cookies.

Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze | A Mother Thing

These cookies are perfect for any fan of mincemeat. They bring to mind something like an oatmeal raisin cookie, as the fruit is so chewy, but they are tangy and sweet and a joy to eat.

I tend to only make one small batch of these each year, as many people aren’t fans of the flavor, but I sure am!

Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze | A Mother Thing

If you liked this post, please don’t forget to like, comment and share! And come back tomorrow for another day of our 25 Days of Christmas!

Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Mincemeat Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

They're the best of both worlds - cookies and mincemeat pie!  

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 C shortening
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temp
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 C Ready-to-Use Mincemeat.

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Combine shortening and sugar in a large bowl, beating until fluffy. Add in all the eggs and beat.
    3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl.  Stir until the three ingredients are combined. Slowly add to shortening mixture; mix well.
    4. Add in the mincemeat. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
    5. Using a small ice cream scoop drop the cookie dough  2 inches apart onto the parchment-lined cookie sheets.
    6. Bake for  8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool slightly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
    7. For the lemon glaze, beat together the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until well combined. Use a spoon to drop a tablespoon of glaze onto the still-warm cookies
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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