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Borden's None Such Mincemeat Cookies

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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!!!















3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 ½ cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 ½ cup mincemeat
from jar, or make your own (recipe see links below)


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℉ (200℃) oven for about 12 minutes.


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.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Judy Manis
Hacienda Hgts, CA
 over 11 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.

Diana Harteloo
 over 11 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!!!!

Nancy Lee Thaller
 over 11 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.

Sue Laney M
 over 11 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

 about 11 years ago

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

Jerome, Idaho
 about 11 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

would like that recipe, too

Home chef
Rochester, United States
 about 3 years ago
shirley baker
 over 10 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.

Springhill, Fl
 over 10 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

Amazon sells the box and the bottle.


Home chef

Centerville, United States
 almost 7 years ago
Jo Noonan
 over 10 years 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.

, United States
 about 10 years ago

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

 about 10 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.

Rhode Island
 about 10 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.

 about 10 years ago

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

 about 10 years ago

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

 about 10 years ago


So. Cal.
 almost 10 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.

Rochester, United States
 almost 10 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.

 over 9 years ago

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

Gatineau, Canada
 about 9 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.

 about 8 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.

Jim W.
Chicago. IL
 about 8 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.

Fairport, United States
 over 7 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.

Elyria, United States
 about 7 years 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!

Charlotte, United States
 about 6 years 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!

Houston, United States
 about 6 years ago


Houston, United States
 about 6 years ago


Bulverde, United States
 about 4 years ago

Bordan's, what happened to you BOXED Mincemeat ??? I always used it for my cookies instead of the jar, was taught by my mother ! I can't find the "boxed" kind anywhere .. do. you still make it ? let me know anyone can find it !

, United States
 over 3 years ago

I'm 82 years old been making theses cookies since I was a child going to start baking this week for Thanksgiving. My family loves them have 19 coming for dinner this year so have lots of baking to do. Happy Holidays Everyone

Palmyra, United States
 over 2 years ago

Here is the recipe that's on the back of the Nonesuch box now. You can find the box (front and back and to purchase) at

"Prize Cookies (makes About 6-1/2 dozen)

1 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (9 oz.) package None Such Condensed Mincemeat, crumbled

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually add to shortening mixture. Mix well. Stir in mincemeat. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Frost if desired.

Tip: For a more cake-like cookie, substitute 1-1/3 cups (1/2 of a 27 oz. jar) None Such Ready-To-Use Mincemeat (Classic Original or Brandy and Rum) for condensed mincemeat."

Palmyra, United States
 over 2 years ago

p.s. I've never made these cookies. Thanks for all your great comments and tips. I see that Wegman's carries the boxed None Such Mincemeat, and hope to find it there this week and make a trial of these cookies before Christmas. I have loved reading in the comments about everyone's traditions! Olde Christmas is the best Christmas! :-) Grandma knew best. :-)

Galloway, United States
 over 2 years ago

I was wondering if Borden’s still mfg. the condensed mincemeat. Now, I’m delighted to find the mincemeat cookie recipe!!! My family LOVES mincemeat, so I know they’re in for a new treat, along with the awaited “pie”!!

Yes the dried is on Amazon. And possibly at Meier

Home chef
Jasper, United States
 about 2 years ago
Colorado Springs, United States
 over 2 years ago

How do you adjust this recipe for altitude? I live at 7,200 feet.

My wife made these since the 60's we didn't change anything. Fort Collins Co 5000 ft. I know they eat well in the Springs as they were one of the items we were required to bring at Christmas

Home chef
Fort Collins, United States
 about 2 years ago
Hot Springs Village, United States
 about 2 years ago

Last christmas i had 2 jars of Non such mincemeat I had almost a full jar left so it's been in fridge since then, question is will it be
alright to use in cookies ?
Thank you,
Karen Hansen

O Fallon, United States
 over 1 year ago

I just found 5 boxes of condensed mincemeat in my partners fridge. I’m excited to make cookies based on all these reviews. I have never had any as it’s not part of my upbringing but I’m excited to make and try these!

Escondido, United States
 over 1 year ago

Loved reading all the testimonies and stories of growing up around this one cookie. My husband asked me to make these for his friend and mentor who is 89 yrs old. He said it was his and his wife's favorite cookie. For she has passed on a few years ago now. He said that he has not had anyone make him these since his wife's passing. I am very excited and honored to be making these for him. I personally have never heard of such a cookie and had to do some research. I just hope I can make them the way he remembers.

Hamilton, United States
 over 1 year ago

Have been loving these cookies for many many years. My mom always put 1/2 maraschino cherry on top before baking and I’ve done the same. Definitely a family favorite!

, United States
 over 1 year ago

My mother in-law made these cookies for years never did get the recipe from her wanted to make these for my husband as a treat to remember his child hood Thank you for all the reviews on them gives me a lot of n ew ideas.

Hudson, United States
 over 1 year ago

Our family always made these, now I have to be gluten free, has anyone tried to use gluten free flour to make these, and how did it turn out?

Baton Rouge, United States
 over 1 year ago

We were raised up in Arkansas eating warm mincemeat cookies at Christmas time!! Our grandmother made the recipe from the box happy holidays!!Still enjoy making them today

, United States
 over 1 year ago

When my grandma made mincemeat cookies she would send my whole family a packed coffee can each, she made them much darker and so soft cake like you are the whole can before you realized how did she do it, because all recipes are a very light in color. She past away before I was able to ask her what her secrete was. Please can any one think of a way to get the Bayer to become darker? Help

Bristol, United States
 about 1 year ago

its been a long time since i had these cookies..40 yrs..i was wondering if i could make in advance and freeze..being a soft cookie..i'm thinking no!

Fort Smith, United States
 about 1 year ago

Can you substitute butter for shortening?

New Hyde Park, United States
 about 1 year ago

So I bought the box and want to make the cookies. Do I reconstitute it or just take it right out of the box and 'crumble' it in?

, United States
 about 1 year ago

You can buy mincemeat at Amazon,it may be seasonal

Ottawa, Canada
 about 1 year ago

A few days ago I made these using Bob's Red Mill "1 to 1 Baking Flour." The resulting cookies were good. The only change I made, after tasting them, was to add 1/2 tsp vanilla. I think up to 1 tsp would work well - that's what I will use next time. I grew up eating these in the fifties and sixties, and my family agrees these are excellent.

, United States
 about 1 year ago

Perhaps your grandma used dark brown sugar.

, United States
 about 1 year ago

New Hyde Park—
The recipe on the box uses 1/2 cup less flour than the jar recipe. I have not made these yet or even bought either box or jar, but think you just crumble it in. I would be interested in knowing from folks who have made both, which did they prefer.

, United States
 about 1 year ago

A staple in my family. This year I was able to find homemade mincemeat with meat!! Making cookies from my grandma's recipe. House smells wonderful.

, United States
 about 1 year ago

I grew up in Arizona. I Mom made these every Christmas. Both of My Brothers were in the Military and My Mom always sent them a care package with these cookies as well as other cookies, fudge, and cake. I Love these cookies and I couldn't find the receipt. Now I have it! I am making then for Christmas this year! Bringing Back childhood memories. My Mom would always save me some of the dough to eat. So Yummy!! Thanks fir the recipe! Merry Christmas!!

 about 1 year ago

These turned out yummy (and brown) using all whole wheat flour. I added extra cinnamon and nuts.

, United States
 about 1 year ago

Can you use butter instead of shortening?

Lilburn, United States
 about 1 year ago

As a child my family made these cookies. They are absolutely delicious!! We used the box. We have not been able to find the boxed for years. I will compensate with half of the jar. We crumbled the mince meat from the box into the ingredients.

Our recipe:

2 C. sugar
4 & 1/4 C. flour
1 C. butter
2 eggs
2 C. mince meat (crumbled up)
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. baking powder
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 & 1/2 C. chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream butter & sugar, add beaten eggs, & spices. Dissolve soda in mince meat & add to mixture with vanilla & add the nuts. Sift baking powder with flour and add to the mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, on to greased baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. We did not glaze them.

My memory is these cookies are to die for. One of the best cookies I have ever had. All of you out there making mince meat cookies this holiday season, enjoy!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Scottsdale, United States
 about 1 year ago

Love these cookies, my mom used to make them every year. Found the boxed mincemeat this year for the first time in years. I am eating the first ones right out of the oven. I used 1/2 butter 1/2 Crisco and turned out great. I got the boxed mincemeat a t Bashes here in Mesa

, United States
 about 1 year ago

could I use liquid shortening in place of crisco?

Brunswick, United States
 about 1 year ago

I miss the box - crumble the condensed mincemeat into the Prize Cookies recipe - it is the absolute best! Was just gifted a jar - so I guess I'm going to have to try the 'cake-like' cookie - not sure if I will like it as well. Why is it so hard to find the box? grumble, grumble, grumble.... :)

Hampton, United States
 about 1 year ago

You NEVER substitute a liquid fat for a solid. Never. Unless you want cookie puddles. It's all about the texture and solid to liquid ratio. and yes, you can substitute butter for the crisco. Not only does it taste better, but its healthier.

Ottawa, Canada
 about 1 year ago

This is something I grew up with, back on the farm, and I love them so much, My Granmother made them with with bacon grease and lots of nuts. They were the best part of coming home from school!

, United Kingdom
 3 months ago

How to do you substitute from the 9oz. condensed to the jar? I have always used the 9oz.pkg. & had to switch to the jar. I simmered the 9oz. the night before but I don't know how much of the jar I should use to bake my cookies.

Dunedin, United States
 3 months ago

I bought jars through Amazon. I followed the recipe teaspoon, 400 degrees,12 minutes, burnt. It’s not my oven because I made three batches of other cookies that came out perfect. 375 for 8 minutes is working for me. I am also using parchment paper instead of greasing the cookie sheets.

Buckeye, United States
 2 months ago

They totally quit making the condensed package. Has anyone had success with the liquid jar?

Sleepy Eye, United States
 about 2 months ago

I got the package direct from the manufacturer website a few weeks ago. You might try looking there.

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 40mg 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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