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Sweet potato cookies

You'll love this easy sweet potato cookies recipe. These cookies are airy and fluffy, the kind that melts in your mouth. They are very easy to make especially if you are baking with kids, the best part is you can make it from leftover sweet potato.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 15 cookie
Calories: 81.1kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 sweet potato about 0.5 lb, cooked,peeled and mashed.
  • 3 Tbs granulated sugar.
  • 3 Tbs semolina.
  • 10 Tbs AP flour.
  • 1/4 c butter room temperature.
  • 1 Tbs baking powder.
  • 2 eggs . separate one of them into yolk and white
  • A pinch of vanilla powder.

Optional spices

  • Cinnamon powder ground cloves, ground ginger.
  • Optional filling: nuts any kind.
  • For drizzling: Simple syrup caramel sauce, white chocolate sauce, cheese cream frosting.....


  • Heat up the mashed sweet potato in your microwave just enough to melt the butter when added to it.
  • Add the butter and mix until it melts and be incorporated in the sweet potato.
  • Add the sugar, semolina, one whole egg and one egg yolk, vanilla, flour, baking powder and your optional spices.
  • Mix the ingredients until the flour disappears.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes ,if it is hard for you to handle right away.
  • Scoop up 2-3 Tbs and form into a ball, fill with nuts if you chose to.
  • Top each one with a nut and arrange in a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Brush with the egg white you have and bake in a 350F pre heated oven until nicely browned from the bottom.
  • Drizzle with your favorite syrup or sauce, or even dust with some confectioners sugar.
  • Enjoy.


These cookies are usually made with mashed potatoes but I decided to go for sweet potatoes instead and it was terrific.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet potato cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81.1
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 33.1mg11%
Sodium 111.7mg5%
Potassium 77.6mg2%
Carbohydrates 10.4g3%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugar 3.3g4%
Protein 1.9g4%
Calcium 62mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 81.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 33.1mg | Sodium: 111.7mg | Potassium: 77.6mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 3.3g | Calcium: 62mg