It’s officially Bakemas 2019! 🎉
If it’s your first bakemas here, welcome. It is my annual mini-series in which I show you how to make a various Christmas themed baked goods – perfect if you want to impress your family and friends or if you’re hosting a Christmas party!
Today’s recipe is for the first batch of cookies during bakemas this year, here is the recipe for a batch of mince pie cookies… They are a festive take on a cookie but just as welcome.
If you like mince pies, these cookies are going to be perfect for you. These would also be ideal at a Christmas party or get together. So, these cookies are studded with raisins and sultanas, filled with mincemeat and topped with a quarter of mince pie on-top and finished with a dusting of icing sugar.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
75g Granulated sugar.
75g Light brown sugar.
1 tsp Vanilla extract.
175g Plain flour.
1/2 tsp Ground mixed spice.
Mincemeat (a small jar will be more than enough).
Mince pies, cut into quarters.
Icing sugar, to dust.
Before you get into making the cookies, you’ll want to do some prep. Weigh up all of your ingredients, preheat the oven to 180˚/350˚f, line your baking trays with greaseproof/parchment and get any equipment you intend to use ready.
Into a large mixing bowl, place the butter, granulated sugar and the light brown sugar and beat them together on a medium-high speed until they are well combined.
You can then add in the egg and vanilla and beat until they have been fully worked in. You’ll notice a change in consistency as they are worked in, this is completely normal.
Add in the plain flour, baking powder, ground mixed spice, raisins and sultanas and mix on a medium speed to start, working your way up to medium-high speed. Mix just until a clear dough forms, being careful not to over-mix the dough, otherwise the cookies will be quite tough.
Give your bowl a good scraping down and incorporate any bits that haven’t been fully worked into the dough earlier on.
Grab yourself a cookie scoop and take 2 scoops of cookie dough per cookie, flattening both balls of dough. Onto 1 half of the cookie dough place some of the mincemeat and secure that in place with the other ball of cookie dough, roll together and place onto your lined baking tray.
Place the cookies in the oven to bake for around 12-13 minutes (or until they are golden brown around the edges).
Once baked, remove from the oven and place a quarter of mince pie on top of each cookie, the transfer to a cooling rack to cool fully. When you intend on serving them, dust them with a light coat of icing sugar.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my Instagram and Twitter. The YouTube video will be linked down below.