Sweet potato cookies

Sweet potato cookies

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Edited on Mar 06, 2007

Don't let the name scare you. This is really good...and a good source of fiber


1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
4 ounces of softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
1 large egg at room temperature
1 cup of well-mashed or pureed sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of finely grated orange rind
1/2 cup of chopped pecans (optional)


Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg into a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, sweet potato, vanilla, and orange rind.
Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in pecans if you're using them.
Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls onto lightly buttered cookie sheets, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between them. Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they're lightly browned. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container.

Glaze the cookies with a mixture of 1 cup of confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons of orange juice (or enought to make a thin glaze consistency) while cookies are still warm.

Optional Glaze
1 cup of confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons of orange juice

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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