Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my dad's and brother's favorite cookie. We always make them during the holidays.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs; beat well.
  4. Stir together dry ingredients; gradually ad to shortening mixture.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Stir in mincemeat.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  9. Frost if desired.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed these cookies. I added some spices to the dry ingredients to really brighte them up and scream Christmas. I will make them every year.

mari3012 December 04, 2010

These cookies have been a favorite of my family for 30 plus years. I had to buy the box of Borden original condensed mincemeat to find the recipe (which is titled "Prize Cookies") since I had misplaced my handwritten copy. They're great cookies for the holidays, but I love them year round. Thanks for saving it here on Zaar.

Rita D. November 22, 2009

This simple to make cookie tastes like the holidays to our family. They ask for them every Christmas.

Jean R April 25, 2008