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Vintage Mincemeat Cookies

Based on the None Such mincemeat recipe, these vintage cookies are a yummy addition to your holiday cookie platter.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cookies, mincemeat, none such, vintage recipe
Servings: 60 cookies
Author: Nicole Coudal


  • 1 c. Vegetable shortening (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 c. Granulated sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3 c. All-purpose flour, unsifted
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 c. None Such brand mincemeat (jarred version, not boxed)


  • 1 1/2 c. Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. Fresh lemon or orange juice
  • 1 tsp. Lemon or orange zest


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable spray; set aside until ready to use.
  • Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, until each is well-incorporated.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl, then gradually spoon into creamed mixture.
  • Stir in mincemeat. Drop batter onto baking sheet using a rounded teaspoon (*see note), 2" apart. You should fit 12 on each sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, until nicely browned. Cool on a rack, then glaze (optional).

Glaze (optional)

  • Whisk powdered sugar, juice and zest in a small bowl then drizzle or spoon over each cookie. Store remaining cookies in refrigerator or a sealed container.


*If you'd like to make less cookies or speed up the process, use a rounded tablespoon of batter for each cookie. You may want to press the dough down with a fork (dipped in water) in order to flatten them out a bit so they're not so dome-shaped.