Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cookies

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

Sweet Potato and Chocolate Cookies


  • 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


  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.



  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.
    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures recently posted…{Gluten-Free} Boiled Cider Cookies with Candied Ginger #FBLCookieExchangeMy Profile

    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

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