Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cookies

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This sweet potato and chocolate cookie recipe was part of the #FBLCookieExchange with bloggers all over the country to help raise money for NoKidHungry.org.

Deck the Halls…cookie season is here!

Growing up, the holiday season was always the most fun because I knew there were plenty of cookies to be made. My mom would let my brother and I pick out our favorites to make and then she would follow up with about 6 dozen more for extended family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Needless to say, cookies were abundant!

This year, my family was blessed with a baby girl, but cookies are not exactly what I need to get my pre-baby body back.

So, I improvised.

I decided to try something totally out of my wheelhouse and make a cookie that’s good for you!

It may sound a little odd, but sweet potato actually makes a super great cookie and it’s one you can eat without the guilt!

I hope you enjoy your holiday season and enjoy good times, good company and good food! xo

You don't have to feel guilty about these holiday cookies!

Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked, peeled and beat until smooth
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats, ground (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, together in mixer and beat until smooth.
  3. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and use a medium-sized cookie scoop to place cookies 1″ apart.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes and let cool completely on wire rack. Cookies will have a spongy texture.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and pour mixture into a Ziploc bag. Snip the tip and drizzle over cooled cookies on wire rack. Once chocolate has hardened store in air-tight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 1 dozen cookies.

Yummy cookies that are healthy for you too!

xo,Christina


12 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the cookies! They were delicious and, almost, cake-like. We loved them. And, on a related note, I ordered the yoga DVDs you mention on your blog. Can’t wait to get started. It should be a good cold, weather workout when I can’t get out and run.
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    Comment by Camilla @ Culinary Adventures — 5 December, 2016 @ 12:33 pm

  2. That’s fantastic!! Please let me know if I can help in any way with DDP YOGA 🙂 You’re going to love it!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 5 December, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

  3. These cookies sound delicious! And love the fact that they’re on the healthy side. Great way to celebrate the holidays and still stay in shape.

    Comment by Linda @ 2 Cookin Mamas — 5 December, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

  4. Absolutely!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 5 December, 2016 @ 4:34 pm

  5. I never thought of putting sweet potatoes in a cookie. They sound delicious! Thanks for participating in the cookie exchange. 🙂

    Comment by Allison — 6 December, 2016 @ 1:54 pm

  6. Thanks so much Allison! Ps – your cookies are our new household favorite! 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 6 December, 2016 @ 8:32 pm

  7. I made sweet potato cookies recently too! I love your version and will have to try it soon 🙂
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    Comment by Megan - The Emotional Baker — 6 December, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

  8. Thanks Megan! xo

    Comment by Christina Russell — 6 December, 2016 @ 8:32 pm

  9. I loved these yummy cookies and didn’t even share haha! Thanks so much for the cookies!
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    Comment by Lisa Kerhin — 7 December, 2016 @ 10:38 am

  10. Thanks Lisa!!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 December, 2016 @ 5:57 pm

  11. This sweet potato and chocolate cookies are indeed perfect for my dessert!
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    Comment by William Redinger — 30 December, 2016 @ 6:21 am

  12. Hooray!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 5 January, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

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