I love making edible gifts for Christmas presents and this is one I’ve made a couple of years in a row now. This recipe makes about 24 biscuits.


200g unsalted butter, softened 

100g soft brown sugar

200g porridge oats ( I use stringer porridge oats, from  a local farm in Bishop Wilton) 

100g plain flour

6 tablespoons of mincemeat ( I made my mincemeat using the river cottage Apple, pear and ginger mincemeat)



Heat the oven to 170c

Mix the butter, sugar and flour together, then stir in the oats and mincemeat.

Take small amounts of the mix and roll into balls. You should have enough mix to make aobut 24 balls. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment. Flatten each ball slightly.  I like to sprinkle them with a little Demerara sugar.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden. Take them out of the oven and leave on the tray to cool for 5-10 minutes before putting on a cooling rack to cool completely.

I like to put them in an airtight jar with some ribbon and a nice label and give as a gift.  

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