We are still having so much fun creating recipes with sweet potatoes and this cookie is one of my favorites so far. These cookies get a double dose of orange. The orange zest added a bright burst of flavor and was accented even more because the leftover Mashed Sweet Potatoes we used had a touch of orange juice in them. (See the link above to prepare sweet potatoes with orange juice.) These were so simple to make and it's a great way to use up leftovers. Enjoy!
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Crisco Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Cooked Mashed Sweet Potatoes (leftovers work great)
1 Large Egg
1 tsp Finely Minced Orange Peel
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 cups Flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter, shortening and sugars together until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to fully combine.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10 - 12 minutes until cookies are firm and no longer moist on top. Makes about 30 cookies.