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Several Food Groups in a Cookie

September 4, 2011

There isn’t many things better than eating something totally delicious and it being healthy, right?  So, I once decided to make the an ultimate, healthy cookie.

It being,

Sweet Potato Cookies


My friends told me that sweet potato cookies sounded disgusting.  But, I convinced them to try them and they ended up just not believing that theses were not only healthy, but had sweet potatoes in them.



  • 1 1/2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg (or two egg whites or 1/4 cup thoroughly blended silken tofu)
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato insides (cooked at 400° for 45 minutes – prior to mashing)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (you may make this whole wheat if you really like baked goods with it)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • [optional] 1 cup raisins, nuts, and/or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Mix together butter, sugar, egg and sweet potato.  Sift in flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Sift in oats and optional add-ins.  Drop by 2 tablespoonful cookie dough balls on a baking pan and press down lightly.  Bake 8-10 minutes.

It may be somewhat of a typical recipe – besides the sweet potato –  but it’s pretty good for you.

Do you use whole grain bread products?  Yes

Which do you prefer, white or whole grain?  I’m actually pretty lucky to prefer the whole grain over white.

If not white or whole grain, which type of bread is your favorite?

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  1. I think they sounds GREAT!

    1. yes, I used whole wheat bread products

    2. I actually prefer W.W. for PB&J’s but other than that I really do love white breads…

    3. I love focaccia and ciabatta.

  2. Wow. Honestly, I bet these taste great! I love sweet potato fries. Why not sweet potato cookies? They sound perfect for autumn! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  3. Oh my, I am sure these are wonderful!! Sweet potato anything steals my heart :)!

  4. I love that you added sweet potato. Yum!
    I will say that I have a weakness for sourdough bread. It is more my “treat” bread if I’m out, otherwise I stick to whole wheat.

  5. I use whole grain products alll the time, and usally prefer whole wheat bread! I love this recipe too 🙂

  6. I would definitely want to try this kind of a cookie!

  7. These sound fantastic to me! I love sweet potato anything.

  8. LOL gotta admit, sweet potatoe cookies do sound a little disgusting, but now im curious to try!

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