A holiday recipe to help with that one sweet potato you had left over.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
43 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and salt into a bowl.

  • Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Mix in honey, egg, and lemon zest until well blended. Fold in sweet potato. Stir in flour mixture with a large spoon until dough is just blended.

  • Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges start to brown, about 8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute lemon juice for the zest if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 23mg 8% DV; sodium 126mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2016
I cheated and made these into bars... just didnt have the time to do individual cookies. I added walnuts and baked the pan for about 30 minutes. These tasted the very best when still warm.. weak in the knees delicious Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2018
First I am not a sweet potato fan but I read this recipe and thought it sounded worth a try. I will not make this again. I followed the suggestion to make bars not cookies. The flavor is VERY bland tastes like flour with a hint of sweet potato. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2016
I cheated and made these into bars... just didnt have the time to do individual cookies. I added walnuts and baked the pan for about 30 minutes. These tasted the very best when still warm.. weak in the knees delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2016
I used a combination of Spelt Coconut Almond and Flax flour. I don't know how this changed the recipe from the original but I didn't get the balls to spread much and had little round fluffy cookies. Taste was very good. I sprinkled a little confectioners sugar on top to make a little festive. I'd try this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2018
First I am not a sweet potato fan but I read this recipe and thought it sounded worth a try. I will not make this again. I followed the suggestion to make bars not cookies. The flavor is VERY bland tastes like flour with a hint of sweet potato. Read More
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