Sweet Potato Holiday Cookies


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
2 dozen cookies


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato


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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

130 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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