Christmas Cookie Factory: Day 6

During Thanksgiving I got to ask my Great Aunt about mincemeat pie. It has always been a fascination because it sounds disgusting. She said it was an acquired taste but noted that the jarred “mincemeat” found in the grocery store is a better option if the meat is a turnoff. Although, I have yet to muster up enough courage to actually make mincemeat from scratch, I thought these mincemeat cookies were a good start.

Mincemeat Mini Pie Cookies


  • 1 Jar Mincemeat (purchased at the grocery store around Thanksgiving/Christmas)
  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Carefully unroll crescent roll dough
  • Using a biscuit cutter (2″) cut out circles and press them into greased mini muffin tin.
  • Scoop a tsp of mincemeat filling into each dough cup.
  • With remaining dough cut and place shapes for the top of each cup. I used stars but other shapes will work too.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until dough is golden brown. Let cool completely before attempting to move.

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