Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies offer an interesting old-fashioned twist on an oatmeal raisin cookie, with raisins, pecans and spice.
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies is my recipe of the day with the blogging  group Baking Bloggers. We join hands monthly  and  post recipes on a similar topic that all are baked. The  recipes can be sweet or savory—> as long as we get it into the oven.

We vote on the topic to be made. This  month we are baking  potato recipes of all types.

Turns out  I  had an extra sweet potato  in  the fridge, so  it  found its way into some cookie dough. It’s not such a stretch really. Many autumn cookie recipes  will  use  pumpkin.  And sweet potato is very  similar.

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

I really like the flavor these produced. As  ingredients go, the  sweet potato  fit right into the profile. I’m sure I will be making  these  many times  over  the years.

And it encourages me to find even more things to do with the  humble sweet potato.

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Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

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Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 48 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 44

Equipment

  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Cream together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar until smooth.
  • Add the egg, mashed sweet potato and vanilla, mixing well.
  • Mix in the spices, salt and baking soda, then gradually add the flour to form a dough.
  • Fold in the oats, pecans and raisins.
  • Drop dough from a rounded cookie scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet one dozen per pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Cool on pan 5 minutes, then slide the parchment onto a rack and finish cooling there.
  • Proceed with remaining dough.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies

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