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Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Sweet Potato Cookies, by , is from 'We Love You Alison' Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sandra VanZandt
Added: Friday, October 24, 2008



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg, room temperature
1 cup well-mashed or pureed sweet potatoes
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp finely grated orange rind
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Optional Glaze
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg into a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, sweet potato, vanilla, and orange rind. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in pecans.
Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto lightly buttered cookie sheets, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between them. Bake in a preheated 400 oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container.
If desired glaze with a mixture of 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice (or enought to make a thin glaze consistency) while cookies are still warm.
Makes about 3 dozen.




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