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Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

Cozy up to the fire with a plate of satisfyingly sweet cookies that taste like home. Serve the treats 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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon 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° until edges begin to brown, for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 81 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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