Christmas recipe #2: luxury mincemeat biscuits

December 3, 2012
Author: Tom

Winter festival at the Eden Project: 23 Nov 2012 – 6 Jan 2013

This year we're publishing a series of Christmas recipes for the delicious biscuits and cakes that we're serving up in the Eden Bakery over the festive period for our Time of Gifts winter festival.

Mincemeat biscuits


Makes 20

  • 200g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500g plain flour
  • 5g (1 tsp) salt
  • 5g (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
  • 125g chopped walnuts
  • 200g prepared mincemeat, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease baking trays.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and eggs together, and then beat in vanilla.
  3. Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda together, and add to butter mixture. Mix until well blended.
  4. Stir in the nuts and mincemeat and mix well.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until light brown.

Mincemeat biscuits and vanilla pods

Visit Eden this winter for late opening, ice skating, lantern parades, live music and craft workshops.

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2 responses to Christmas recipe #2: luxury mincemeat biscuits

  1. Julia says:

    so is that 5tsp, or 5g salt? And what about the vanilla and the bicarb?
    I presume tsp, not g, but 5tsp salt seems a lot...

  2. Hannah says:

    Sorry for the confusion Julia, it is 5g salt, 5g bicarb and 2 tspns vanilla extract. We have now corrected the recipe.

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