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Tender Sweet Potato Biscuits


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 7 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine sweet potatoes and milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 times.
  • 3. Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 4. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 136 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


Average Rating: 4.666666
  • sgronholz
    Dec 31, 1969

    This recipe is definitely a family favorite! They're a nice change of pace from the regular baking powder biscuits.

  • kcheekers
    Feb 5, 2011

    These are easy to make and so delicious! I only got 13 biscuits out of it, not 18, but that's ok. These will become a new staple in our home because everyone loves them!

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