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Sweet Potato Spice Cookies Recipe
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Sweet Potato Spice Cookies Recipe

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Shredded sweet potatoes, butterscotch chips, pecans, coconut and spices are creatively combined in a one-of-a-kind cookie that always brings rave reviews. —Ruth Shaffer, Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup finely shredded uncooked sweet potato
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 152 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sweet potato and orange juice concentrate. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Spice Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 152 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Sweet Potato Spice Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

Delicious and fun to make. The Grandkids loved them. This recipe is a keeper.

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

These were okay. Really kind of boring. Not sure the sweet potato added anything.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

Delicious and so easy to make... Will definitely keep in my Recipe box to make again...

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

Very good, but very sweet! One or two was more than enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. This will be a great cookie to make for all the upcoming holiday parties. I didn't have any OJ concentrate, so I used 1 T. orange extract and 2 T. water.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

Kids, husband and coworkers love it. The only thing I changed-instead of orange concentrate I used orange zest from 1 large orange

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