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Borden's None Such Mincemeat Cookies

 
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Borden's None Such Mincemeat Cookies Borden's None Such Mincemeat Cookies

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!!!

Yield

48

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

12

min

Ready

25

min

 

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Judy Manis

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.

over 12 years ago

had a pr ob they spread out one the cookie sheet like pancakes what did you usen crisco or liquid veg shorteing

deeUnited States
- 5 months ago

Diana Harteloo

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!!!!

over 12 years ago

Nancy Lee Thaller

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.

over 12 years ago

Sue Laney M

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

over 12 years ago

J. HOPPS

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

over 12 years ago

G.Blunt

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: Gblunt274@msn.com Thanks for your help

over 12 years ago

would like that recipe, too

This recipe is the recipe off the jar! My husbands grandma saved the label! This is it!

- 11 months ago

shirley baker

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

over 11 years ago

I the boxed version too.

Maria

Smuckers has discontinued the condensed mincemeat and therefore the original recipe. My family prefers the boxed, so I am going to try reducing the jar mincemeat and see if that approximates the original recipe. This has been a staple in my family for years, and despite doubling the recipe, using 3 boxes of mincemeat, they are usually gone in 3 days. Will let everyone know how reducing the jarred mincemeat goes.

Gina

You can order the boxes from Amazon, also the jars, I make the cookies and bars recipe for bars are on the jar,

LynnUnited States
- 6 months ago

Joan

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

over 11 years ago

Amazon sells the box and the bottle.

Charles..Massachusetts

Jo Noonan

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.

over 11 years ago

haley - United States

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

over 11 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.

over 11 years ago

Jeanette

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.

over 11 years ago

sheri

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

over 11 years ago

I rehydrated my box of mincemeat before making the cookies as I wanted moist cookies. They turned out great. My sister-in-law was crazy about them and couldn’t stop eating them. I told her they were dried fruit until the third cookie. When I told her they were mincemeat she said she was glad I hadn’t told her because she wouldn’t have tried them.

Randi Cockerham United States
- 8 months ago

No the eggs hold them together and the mincemeat also adds moisture. Mine always turn out great.I also add nuts.

Dianne

If you use the dried mincemeat, add 1/4 cup milk. If using jarred mincemeat, no need to add milk

Casey

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

over 11 years ago

dottie

MADE THESE COOKIES FOR YEARS USING THE BOX MINCEMEAT CAN ONLY FIND IT IN A JAR. GREAT BUY AT WALMART HAS A VERY GOOD EXPIRATION DATE . MAY BE JAN. BUT I'M BAKING. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

over 11 years ago

Barry

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.

about 11 years ago

The box one has been discontinued here.

Anne

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.

about 11 years ago

amh

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

over 10 years ago

MartyB

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.

over 10 years ago

dalena

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.

over 9 years ago

My mom made these with orange glaze. & her recipe called for rolled oats also.
I just found her recipe that i thought had been lost for good. Since it's after Xmas I actually ordered a jar of non such mincemeat from Amazon & will be making a batch this weekend

Jim W.

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.

over 9 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.

over 8 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!

over 8 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!

over 7 years ago

YES I ALSO FIND IT VERY HARD TO FIND THE NONESUCH IN A BOX THOUGHT PERHAPS I WAS IN AN AREA WHERE LATINS DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS THANKS HOUTX

over 7 years ago

YES I ALSO FIND IT VERY HARD TO FIND THE NONESUCH IN A BOX THOUGHT PERHAPS I WAS IN AN AREA WHERE LATINS DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS THANKS HOUTX

over 7 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 ? cl316613jh@gmail.com let me know anyone can find it !

over 5 years ago

I’m trying to find the box as well but I read here that Amazon has it. It’s too late for me now. I have the jar but nervous about using the recipe since the box made my cookies crispy.

PaulaUnited States
- 6 months ago

United States

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

over 4 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 walmart.com:

"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."

over 3 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. :-)

over 3 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”!!

over 3 years ago

Yes the dried is on Amazon. And possibly at Meier

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

over 3 years ago

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
Dave

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

over 3 years ago

Yes it is fine as long as you kept the lid on it.

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!

over 2 years 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.

over 2 years ago

My Momma always added a 1/2 cup of walnuts.

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!

over 2 years ago

United States

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.

over 2 years 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?
Mark

over 2 years 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

over 2 years ago

United States

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

over 2 years ago

Try substituting dark brown sugar for part of the white sugar. Good luck!

Maria

Substitute molasses for part of the sugar

- 6 months 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!

over 2 years ago

Can you substitute butter for shortening?

over 2 years 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?

over 2 years ago

United States

You can buy mincemeat at Amazon,it may be seasonal

over 2 years 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.

over 2 years ago

United States

Perhaps your grandma used dark brown sugar.

over 2 years ago

United States

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.

over 2 years ago

Just Crumble it in

- 6 months ago

United States

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.

over 2 years ago

United States

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!!

over 2 years ago

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

over 2 years ago

United States

Can you use butter instead of shortening?

over 2 years 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!!

over 2 years 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

over 2 years ago

United States

could I use liquid shortening in place of crisco?

over 2 years 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.... :)

over 2 years 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.

over 2 years 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!

over 2 years ago

United Kingdom

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.

over 1 year 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.

over 1 year ago

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

over 1 year ago

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

over 1 year ago

Per Bordon telephone call - I was told today they have discontinued the 9oz box of Condensed Mincemeat. My mother made a specific cake using this product for over 60 years and now we no longer can make it. It doesn't work with the jar of mincemeat. Sad day!! Does anyone have an idea of how we can make our own??

about 1 year ago

Gina

I am experimenting with the cookie today. I bought a jar of mincemeat and reduced it by 1/3. I let it sit on low for about two-3 hours, just to get the majority of the “water” out. Getting ready to make a batch now. My family doesn’t like them coke like, so I am hoping that it works. I have always used butter rather than shortening. It gives a richer flavor and makes for a better cookie. I am also going to sprinkle some flour into the mincemeat and hope that it will be more condensed. Will let you know later.

6 months ago

So I am very interested in how your cookies turned out?.?We have always used double condensed and are trying to figure out how to use jar.

Wendy from NM

Jane Olsen

My mom also made mincemeat cookies for Christmas (using the condensed mincemeat in the box), and I have made them for family for many years. She used to make balls of the dough and roll them in sugar before baking. It was a nice way to include kids in the baking and it gives the cookies a slight crystalline sugar coating. I have two boxes left of the condensed mincemeat, and then I will have to figure out the jar.... I am not a good adaptive cook, so I am hoping someone will make a good recommendation!

6 months ago

Cookie monster

HELP! Always used the box. Everyone loved them last year and wanted recipe. Smuckers (new owner of Borden) advised no longer making condensed box of mincemeat. Advised using one half of 27 ounce jar. Followed recipe to a t. Way way too soft. Good flavor but I want crisp cookies!!!!!!

Curious about cooking the mincemeat to reduce water and/or using only 2 eggs instead of 3? Or adding cornstarch. A little help from you mincemeat cookie makers? I have some disappointed people for Christmas if I am unable to make the cookies, and the mincemeat is too expensive to keep experimenting. Plus, such experiments will double my waist line.

Thank you in advance for your recommendations and suggestions.

6 months ago

Always liked the jar better trythe n branxy its excellent the bordens surprise cookie recipe is online. I always use butter and add walnuts. You an try diffetent additions you like. I frost with lemon and powder sugar mixture sometimes orange or almond flavor .

6 months 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 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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