Sweet Potato Spice Cookies




I know, another lame title.  My brain is fried.  I have spent the past several days knee deep in receipts, expenses and paperwork in preparation for the filing of our taxes on April 15th.  I'm still not done.

Could I be any more last minute?

It's hard to get motivated to get things organized any earlier since we always have to pay. 


Anyways, there is nothing like a cookie when it comes to lightening up a boring job, especially a Sweet Potato Spice Cookie.  These are of course another genius invention by some potato lover somewhere.  They are just so, so good; soft, chewy and crunchy.  The perfect cookie trifecta.

If you are currently up to your ears in tax receipts, these cookies would be a good distraction.


Here's what you will need:  Butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, sweet potato, orange juice concentrate, all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg, quick-cooking oats, butterscotch chips, coconut and pecans.


Combine 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.  Set aside.

 
In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.  Beat in an egg, sweet potato and 3 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate.  Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until fully combined.


Stir in 1-1/2 cups butterscotch chips, 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats, 1 cup coconut and 1 cup chopped pecans.


Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets 2 inches apart. However if you use a baking mat or parchment, greasing is not necessary. I also pushed 5-6 extra butterscotch chips into the tops of my cookies.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.


These are healthy right?


Who doesn't need a collage of cookies?


Just make them.

Print Recipe

Sweet Potato Spice Cookies

Recipe from: Cathy Pollak | Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated suagr
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large 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 table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in an egg, sweet potato and orange juice concentrate. Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until fully combined.
  • Stir in butterscotch chips, oats, coconut and pecans.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets 2 inches apart. However if you use a baking mat or parchment, greasing is not necessary. I also pushed 5-6 extra butterscotch chips into the tops of my cookies. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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70 Comments

  1. You have just published a recipe that a potato hater, yes..potato HATER like me just might try, and like!The cookies look yummy.

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  2. nina 2

    Taxes…..AAAARRRGGGGGGG!!!!! I need a few cookies, never mind one!!! I love the caramel in there, makes it even healthier..he-he!!!!

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  3. Perfect timing – We are meeting with our accountant tonight, and I may need this to send me on a sugar high and get me through the meeting.

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  4. Donna 4

    MMM, sounds like a sweet potato casserole in a cookie… Great recipe find. Everything that goes into it, reminds me of the toppings I love so much on the casserole.

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  5. These look so good. I have a bag of butterscotch chips in the pantry that have been calling my name! Now I know what to say back. I love anything with coconut in it. Yumm

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  6. I also love sweet potato.

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  7. I need a collage of cookies in my tummy! These look lovely and I love the addition of the coconut and butterscotch! YUM!

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  8. Marcy 8

    OMG, those look scrumdidlieumptious!

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  9. Barbie with a T 9

    Anything with butterscotch is right up my alley! Those cookies look crunchy and moist at the same time. Thanks for this one. Good Luck on your taxes…that is a thankless job and can be very frustrating. I would probably overeat with both the taxes and the cookies facing me at the same time.

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  10. Those are so beautiful. I can only imagine the flavor. I’m adding this to my list of Cathy’s divine treats to make!

    Shirley

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  11. Katrina 11

    Those DO look scrumptious!

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  12. I would call that a vegetable serving;)

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  13. Melynda 13

    I hate tax time also, a cookie will always make things better. These look yummy.

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  14. dawn 14

    another great use of the sweet potato-love it!

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  15. Morning Cathy:

    Is the sweet potato shredded and added in raw – Like one of the photos suggests? These look wonderfully delightful!

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  16. Paula 16

    cookie you get your veggies and dessert in one. that’s just the way I like it:)

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  17. Marjie 17

    File an extension instead of rushing the taxes, and eat more cookies. They are healthy – I’m sure of it – and you will feel better. Our taxes are not done, either, so you are not alone.

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  18. imom 18

    These cookies sounds so flavorful! I’m adding these to my “must make” list!

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  19. elra 19

    Scrumptious! Never get enough of your baking idea. Phd rock!
    Cheers,
    elra

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  20. Bunny 20

    Oh I bet they’re soft with those sweet potatoes in there!!

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  21. dawn 21

    Yeah, I always need a collage of cookies! These sound so wonderful. The butterscotch chips puts them over the edge of perfect. What a great way to use the tater.

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  22. They have to be healthy! Sweet potatoes and oats? Sounds good for you to me!

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  23. Trisha 23

    You are certainly not helping me avoid sweets!! These look fabulous!

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  24. Great recipe! The cookies look really good with pecans and butterscotch chips – yum!

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  25. Alisa 25

    Oh my yum! Can’t wait to make these!

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  26. Those cookies are drop dead gorgeous! What a great way to sneak some beta carotene into my sweet potato averse family!

    Don’t feel bad about procrastinating. I’m right behind you! We always have to pay too. :(

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  27. I really like sweet potato desserts, especially muffins. They make for a great texture!

    (btw, I tried emailing you re: the giveway, but my email keeps bouncing back to me…)

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  28. Ramona 28

    I would rather go ahead and take a beating than have to deal with taxes. This was the 1st year in the past 5 that we actually filed right after we received my W2 and DH’s 1099’s.

    You don’t even want to know what happened with the previuos 4 years of taxes. A nightmare. Thank God it’s over and done now.

    The cookie recipe looks very good. Will have to give it a whirl, but may have to sub some splenda for the sugar. My MEAN doctor is being hateful to me and says I have to watch my diet, exercise and lose weight.

    I think I need cookies or something to give me energy in order to exercise, right?

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  29. Elyse 29

    Wow! What amazing ingredients. I mean, the sweet potato alone is stellar, but pecans, coconuts, and butterscotch chips?! Totally out of this world. Mmm, these cookies look sooo darn good.

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  30. Shawn 30

    This looks totally Fab and exactly what I need to take my mind off taxes.

    So funny about the title, isn’t it crazy sitting there trying to come up with something catchy? Yours are always perfect..mine tend to be raunchy! heh

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  31. Your photos alone look good enough to eat. Love the combination of grated sweet potato and butterscotch chips.

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  32. Anna 32

    I’ve made yummy pumpkin cookies with butterscotch chips before, but these look even better. I think I will try them but leave out the coconut – I’m not a fan. Between the nuts and the oats I think there will be enough of a crunch without them, don’t you?

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  33. GP 33

    any cookie with sweet potato and oatmeal has MY attention :) and probably our guests too!! Another yummy must try

    gp

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  34. Bob 34

    I’ve never had sweet potato in a cookie. I bet it is wicked good, I’ll have to try it out.

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  35. KAYOLA 35

    Is there any wonder I just HAD to put that picture of my butt on my blog today?????? With all of your yummy recipe’s…these look de-lish!

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  36. You had me at butterscotch chips.

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  37. Whatever about the title, there is definitely nothing lame about those cookies, no sirree!

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  38. Now you KNOW we love us a sweet potato. We should make it clear that this is absolutely on our list of must makes. OMG!

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  39. Katie 39

    Yum! And anything with butterscotch chips I’ll eat so these are a must make.

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  40. Marlene 40

    Oooo, send me some…I need a care package and they look like they will travel well!

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  41. Never had sweet potato cookies–what a great idea and I bet those butterscotch chips really add to their deliciousness.

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  42. Dude . . . these look incredible! And I always LOVE your photos!

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  43. Lo! 43

    Nice. I love this application of sweet taters. Bet the butterscotch was the perfect complement.

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  44. The first time that I was owing after tax time it was a surprisingly high amount, so I was much more diligent the next year and asked my employers to remit more tax on my behalf. The next year, I owed….less. But still owed. Now I’ve just come to terms with the depressing fact that I seem to owe EVERY YEAR, no matter how diligent I am with taxes, returns, and RRSPs. Sigh. Mike always gets a refund, which just adds insult to injury.

    Also – I adore sweet potatoes almost as much as I adore cookies. This recipe is a winner in my eyes!

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  45. Mrs. L 45

    Ahem. We haven’t started our taxes. We won’t have time to start them until next week. Then I will listen to my husband for the umpteenth year in a row say “next year we have someone else do out taxes”…

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  46. Laura 46

    I had M&M’s and Frito’s with my taxes but these are much more dignified.

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  47. Laurie 47

    You’ve still got plenty of time for taxes, Cathy. I used to pull out the big envelope of receipts on April 14, but it was just too stressful to wait that long.

    Bummer that you have to pay. I wouldn’t be very motivated either. Your cookies look like a wonderful consolation. Sweet potatoes, coconut and butterscotch chips…YUM!

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  48. Sweet potato cookies! Love the idea~

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  49. megan 49

    my first love is pumpkin but we both know what a close cousin sweet potato’s are. I would love these!

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  50. I feel better after reading your post. I did not have a great day and coming here always makes me smile. Great cookies.

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  51. Paula 51

    With orange juice, sweet potato, and oatmeal in them, of course they are good for you! :-) Love your glass cookie jar, too. Don’t cookies always look even that much yummier when peeking out of a cookie jar? :-)

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  52. Don’t worry, I am still working on those pesky details for our taxes too. Annoying.

    Those cookies sure do look good, though the idea of sweet potato in cookies scares me a bit. But I guess that kind of makes it a challenge and I am all for challenges…

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  53. those are great ingredients, sounds so yummy. think maybe you’ll win this one.

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  54. Sara 54

    I’ve made sweet potato muffins before, but never sweet potato cookies – what a great idea! We haven’t even started our taxes yet, yikes!

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  55. Julie 55

    These look yummy, and maybe a little healthy too? Sounds like a plan to me!

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  56. If it has a vegetable in it, it is totally healthy.

    Hey, I want to have collages on my page. I have seen them around-how’d you do that?

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  57. grace 57

    ramped-up oatmeal scotchies? niiiice. oatmeal scotchies are in a heated battle with snickerdoodles for my favorite cookie of all time. i really like this recipe, cathy!

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  58. kiki 58

    I’ve been very good. May I please have a cookie?
    I don’t have time to bake right now.

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  59. Your pictures are AMAZING!!

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  60. Oh yum! I have to try these!

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  61. LilSis 61

    Amazingly enough, I think I have all the ingredients on hand to make these cookies. I bought sweet potatoes thinking I was going to make sweet potato fries, but never got around to it.

    Those look great! Good timing too because I am up to my ears in tax receipts and am looking for a distraction!

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  62. SnugBug 62

    How did you know?? I love sweet potatoes so much!! A cookie, just for me? Thanks! And, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamins for my runners and swimmers…so I’ll be taking these tasty friends over to the land of snugbugblog! Thanks for finding such fab recipes Cathy! Now if I could just find the time to make them all…

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  63. link to blissfullydomestic.com

    Girl, you are just too awesome. I was simply drooling over these! I have all but a few ingredients so off to the store I go!!!

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  64. Nicole 64

    Looks delicious to me! Especially with those butterscotch chips! YUM!

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  65. Jessica 65

    My mouth is watering!

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  66. Olivia 66

    I just made biscuits a few days ago with sweet potatoes that turned out incredible! I’m bookmarking these to make.

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  67. elra 67

    Delicious Cathy. I am sorry I missed this post. How terrible!
    Cheers,
    elra

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  68. Betty 68

    I absolutely love your blog.I have gotten so many good recipes from there,And let me tell you these Sweet potato spice cookies are by far one of the most DELICIOUS cookies That i have ever put in my mouth! My husband said the same thing,I have had to give them to friend’s to taste,as always ,fabulous..Can’t say enough about them….dearly love them. I end up eating too many…..Thank you…

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  69. Amanda Manfredo 69

    Wow! These are the next cookies I am making. My husband will <3 them.

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  70. Betty MCginn 70

    I have made these cookies several times ,and Both my husband and myself think they are one of the most delicious cookies that I have ever made,I promise you won’t be disappointed,especially if you like sweet potato and butterscotch.

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