M&S's Mince Pie Cookie has launched and customers can’t get enough

Customers are bowled over by this festive combination

M&S Mince Pie Cookie
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M&S have really got us in the festive spirit this year with their new launches. From Percy Pig Mince Pies (opens in new tab) to Snow Globe Gin Liqueur (opens in new tab), the retailer really knows how magical Christmas food and drinks can be. They've already released some sensational deals (opens in new tab) this Black Friday weekend. Now their latest food launch looks set to change the way we view seasonal sweet treats forever.

Their new Mince Pie Cookie is now available in M&S stores (opens in new tab) up and down the country. Intrigued by this Christmas combination, customers have been keen to put them to the test. 

But what exactly have they thought of them? 

Their new cookie is a mixture of delicious all-butter cookie (opens in new tab) dough filled with spiced fruits and topped with a dollop of sweet mincemeat. After all, what’s better than a soft, chewy cookie at Christmas? A mince pie one, of course. 

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The retailer excitedly posted about the new cookie on Instagram this week. In their caption, M&S described it as ‘pure festive joy in glorious cookie form’. 

Priced at just 75p, they are available now from M&S’s in-store bakeries.

Despite this new launch being undeniably festive, it seems that the Mince Pie Cookie has already divided opinion. Some customers have raved about it’s soft texture and soft fruitiness. 

One commented on M&S’s post: ‘They are Delish. Can u make this all year round please?’

Whilst another cookie fan gave a delicious-sounding serving suggestion, writing: ‘Perfect served warm with clotted cream’. 

Many more spoke of how they ‘need’ to find these in their local stores. 

Even Olympic Medallist Tom Daley has also sung their praises. ‘They are incredible’, he confirmed. 

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However there are some people who aren’t quite so sure what to make of this festive mash-up. Over on Facebook, M&S have received similar messages from excited mince pie fans, though there are some customers who aren’t convinced by the idea. 

One commented: ‘Now i like Mince pies and Sweet Mince Pies and i like cookies but im not too sure about this’.  

Whilst another believed they'd prefer sticking to classic flavours. They wrote: ‘I think I prefer the traditional mince pies, those look far too sweet for me’. 

Another jokingly said: ‘I don't like mince pies, I'd just nibble the cookie bit’. 

Should you try this festive flavour?

Unusual it may be, but amongst those people who have been brave enough to put the M&S Mince Pie Cookie to the test, it seems that the response has been overwhelmingly positive. And with the festive season upon us, the time for seasonal treats is well and truly here. 

After all, if you can’t treat yourself to a Mince Pie Cookie now, when can you?

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.