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Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

 Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies
Cozy up to the fire with a plate of satisfyingly sweet cookies that taste like home. Side them with a mug of hot chai tea or ice-cold milk, and no one will be able to resist them. —Jacque Sue Meyer, Lohman, Missouri
60 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, sweet potato and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in pecans and raisins.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool
  • for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 5 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 81 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.