Sweet Mince Meat Cookies

Christmas blues have definitely kicked in, in my home and I couldn't bare the thought of half a jar of sweet mince meat going to waste in the fridge. Out came the wacky ideas, and an alternative to sweet mince pies arose after some heavy research - Sweet Mince Meat Cookies. 

Still festive, but no where near as festive as a mince pie. Am I right? As this was very much a 'throw whatever I have into a mixing bowl' kinda recipe, there is plenty room for alterations such as replacing the mince meat with currents etc. and some spices. This is definitely a recipe I will be doing again and was enjoyed by everyone. 




Enjoy!

S x






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Ingredients

(Makes roughly 12-14 cookies)

> 350g Mince Meat
> 110g porridge oats
> 1 large free range egg
> 130g stork or butter (chopped and left to room temperature)
> 150g plain flour 
1/2 tsp baking powder
> 75g light brown sugar
> Pinch brown sugar for dusting
> Pinch salt
> Pinch cinnamon 
Method

1. Preheat oven to 180C and line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper and set to one side
2. Using a electric whisk, cream the butter, 75g sugar and egg together until light and fluffy
3. Add flour, oats, salt and baking powder and fold with spoon or kitchen aid until fully mixed
4. Add mince meat and further fold until fully mixed
5. Evenly spoon mixture in small amounts onto grease proof on baking tray evenly, leaving spaces between each one as mixture may expand
6. Press each one down with the back of a spoon to resemble cookies
7. Sprinkle pinch of brown sugar and cinnamon over top of cookies and bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are golden in colour
8. Remove and place on baking tray until cool




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