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Borden's None Such Mincemeat Cookies

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A scrumptious snack that is perfect for those cravings in between or before meals at Christmas.

. Prep
10 min.
10 min.
Ready In
20 min.
48 servings
Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
Metric measurements


3 1/4cups flour, all-purpose
1/2teaspoon salt
1teaspoon baking sodaVideo
1cup vegetable shorteningVideo *
1 1/2cup sugarVideo
3large eggsVideo beaten
1 1/2cup mincemeat from jar, or make your own (recipe see links below)*
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Combine flour salt and soda. Cream shortening, adding sugar gradually and cream until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Stir in mincemeat. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well.

Drop by teaspoonsful about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheat. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes.

Makes 48 cookies.

Note: These resemble a raisin cookie in flavor. If using homemade mincemeat, add some sugar, however the jar mince is recommended instead for a fruity taste.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-20

4 stars - based on 31 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 6

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about 3 years


about 4 years

Then of course, we used mincemeat we just made, and these cookies were super delicious, fluffy, buttery and mincemeat added the citrus and spice flavour, also homemade mincemeat tastes less strong than store-bought, but still have the nice, citrus and spice flavour. Now I can really understand why this recipe is No.1 printed!


about 6 years

Absolutely horrible! Worse than store bought cookies. Too much sugar, too many eggs, too much butter, not enough mincemeat. Do not cook at 400. The dough is sticky, cookies come out flat, over browned and taste like sugar and flour.
I threw in a couple handfuls each of dried cranberries and chopped walnuts to save the dough. Lowered temp to 375. Still has an odd flavor to it.
What a waste of an expensive jar of gourmet mincemeat from Vermont.


about 7 years

I made this. It was easy and quick as well as simply delicious.


over 11 years

tasty and fast

about 13 years

My mother and I made these cookies when I was little, many years ago, using the box of dry mincemeat. I have looked for years for the recipe, they are the best cookies ever!!!

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1. Basic Mincemeat Recipe about 4 years ago

I have been making these cookies for years. I got the recipe off the large Mincemeat Jar. I add crushed walnuts and frost them with carmel icing. Men love these cookies.

Judy Manis
Hacienda Hgts, CA about 5 years ago

These turned out just beautifully. Of course, that was when I decided to follow the recipe and make them as directed "drop by TEASPOONFULL). My husband likes BIG cookies so I made them big(1ST pan,nope)2nd pan,better,3rd pan, JUST PERFECT!!!!

Diana Harteloo
Vancouver,Wa about 5 years ago

Childhood memory of mincemeat (from the dried box) cookies and a glass of milk. First cookie I made when I was 10 or 12. My children and grandchildren all love them. Still have the recipe card that my Mother used-60 years later.

Nancy Lee Thaller
MN about 5 years ago

This is a recipe close to what my mother always made at this time of year, so I had a yearning for some. So glad to find this site and the cookies are baking (and sampled). D-yummy! I added coconut & orange qes last half of dough to make a bar. Good

Sue Laney M
Northwest about 5 years ago

Have made these cookies for years. People who don't like mincemeat pie just love these cookies!

PALM SPRINGS, CA about 5 years ago

My grandmother made mince meat cookies using 1/2 jar, not the box. Anyone have that receipe? I bought the jar for years and it used to be on every label. Haven't seen it in the past 5 years. Please send to: Thanks for your help

Jerome, Idaho almost 5 years ago

I have been making these and mincemeat holiday salad for over 50 years. Miss seeing the box of mincemeat on grocery shelves though.

shirley baker
georgia about 4 years ago

Do you still sell the box of mincemeat, I have not found it in over ten of the local stores, Help, I have made the cookies for many years with the box and I miss them

Springhill, Fl about 4 years ago

Amazon sells the box and the bottle.


Centerville, United States 9 months ago

Nonesuch dried mincemeat in the 9 oz. box is getting harder and harder to find. I found it at Meier this year and bought six boxes. The expiration date is 2013. I'm going to try the cookies.

Jo Noonan
Chicago about 4 years ago

there use to be a wonderful lemon iceing on these cookies.. who has that part of the recipe

, United States about 4 years ago

A coworker had me try these cookies last year without knowing they were mincemeat! Delicious!!! Used to be able to get from Weis supermarket. Found the box in our local Shoprite.

NJ about 4 years ago

I'm so happy I found this recipe. I made these cookies years ago and I lost the recipe. These cookies are delicious and now I will be able to make them for Christmas.

Rhode Island almost 4 years ago

when to make cookies and there is no liquid to hold it together.not good, anyone out there have the same problem

maine almost 4 years ago

Good Heavens, Sherri... there are 3 eggs plus the shortening and the mincemeat itself is wet. Did you misread the recipe?

Houston almost 4 years ago


Hixson,TN almost 4 years ago

None Such has 2 different types of mince meat one comes in a jar and the other is a small block,you must compensate if using the block,while the jar contains liquid, the block is very dry,more like a bullion cube.

So. Cal. over 3 years ago

My mother did not like to bake very much as she did not like the feeling of flour. This cookie was a staple in our home. I still use it today and love it just as much.

Rochester, United States over 3 years ago

A family favorite! Been baking these cookies since the early '80's!

Southeast about 3 years ago

after reading all these lovely compliments for this cookie, I can't wait to make them. Will be in my mixed boxes of gift cookies this year.

Gatineau, Canada about 3 years ago

The Bordens site tells you that the concentrated 9oz box can be reconstituted with 3/4 cup water. You can also use 1/2 the jar or 1 1/3 c. for a more cake-like cookie.

The lemon glaze haley was asking about is also given there. It's just 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar and 1/4 c. lemon juice brushed or drizzled on warm cookies. We never glazed them when I was growing up, but it sounds yummy. Might add jest, too.

anaheim about 2 years ago

I grew up with Mincemeat pies and during the Holiday Season Mincemeat cookies, mom would make 3x the recipe. I had lost the recipe from the None Such jar, it has been about 15 years since this wonderful part of my childhood has been in my home. Made a double batch - family wants a couple of dozen, and mom would freeze the cookies, we had wonderful mincemeat cookies till February every year.

Jim W.
Chicago. IL almost 2 years ago

I have made this recipe every year especially around the holidays. My family loves them. I plan to make them part of my cookie trays for friends this year. This is one of the best cookies ever invented.

Fairport, United States about 1 year ago

My grandmother made mincemeat cookies every Christmas (the 50's & 60's). The recipe was lost. Could this be the recipe she used? I have tried more than 30 different recipes and none have been the one she used. For reference, my grandmother would be 121 years old!

Elyria, United States about 1 year ago

I use the Nonesuch mincemeat in a jar only, nothing else tastes the same. I also use the recipe from the jar, just like my Mama did starting 55 years ago. I have found that folks either love them or hate them, no in-between! Thankfully, my kids and their families LOVE them!

Charlotte, United States 22 days ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 18g (0.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 596% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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