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Sweet Potato Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Yield: 24 cookies
Total Time:
50 mins
Sweet Potato Cookies with chocolate chips, cinnamon and cloves are soft, chewy and packed with fall flavor. A crowd pleaser, theses cookies won't last long!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato — about 8 ounces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs — room temperature
  • 1 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place rack in upper third of oven preheat to 400°F. Clean and scrub sweet potato, pierce all over with a fork, then roast directly on the oven rack for 40 minutes, until fork tender in the thickest part of the potato. Once cool enough to handle, peel away the skin, mash, and measure out 1 cup of puree for baking the cookies. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and brown sugar until thick and smooth. Slowly mix in the oil, applesauce, and vanilla, then carefully fold in the sweet potato puree.
  4. Add sweet potato mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Fold in by hand, just until no streaks of flour remain. Do not over mix. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop cookies by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart (they will look fairly small). Bake for 9-11 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to let cool completely.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Cookie Recipe, Sweet Potato Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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