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


  • 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

2 each: 152 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  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

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"I thought they were too sweet, possibly because if the coconut. I used sweetened since the recipe didn't specify."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Uniquely delicious combination of ingredients---easy to make. People were reluctant to try them, but then came back for seconds after tasting one. Easy to make, too!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

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

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

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

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

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

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