Welcome to HowDoYouCook.com

By learning about basic ingredients and how to use them, you can create simple, quick and delicious meals your family will love!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Orange Sweet Potato Cookies

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting today. Feel free to leave a comment or question below. I'd love to hear from you!