- 100g butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 2 small free range eggs
- 1 x vanilla pod
- 200g plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 75g chopped walnuts
- 200g sweet mincemeat
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
Cream the butter, sugar and eggs together, then beat in the vanilla.
Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda together, and add to butter mixture.
Mix until well blended.
Stir in the nuts and mincemeat, mix well.
Drop 20g of the biscuit mix onto the prepared baking trays. Use a fork dipped in plain flour to press the biscuits down to an even thickness. Please ensure you leave a gap between the biscuits, as they do spread.
Bake the biscuits for 8 to 10 minutes until a light golden brown for a soft eat. If you prefer a crispy crunchy biscuit, bake them for 12 – 15 minutes, dust them with icing sugar and leave them to cool on a cooling rack.
Makes about 35 – 40 biscuits