In my last post, I showed you how to make a tasty treat for Man’s Best Friend. I must say that the feedback was tremendous. I even had a request for a sweet and sassy cat treat. So here you go – Salmon Sweet Potato Treat.
A lot of you liked those Sweet Potato Gator Cookie, too. I have another cookie this week, but this one is for sharing with friends of the two-legged variety. It combines the old-fashioned goodness of oatmeal cookies with the richness of our favorite super-food, sweet potatoes. The abundance of fiber, vitamin A, and potassium provided by the sweet potatoes and the nutritious nutty goodness of flax seeds make this a truly guilt free holiday treat. With the plethora of sugary holiday treats available in December, it is nice to have something that is as delicious as it is healthy.
Be sure to leave a few out for Santa, and I am sure he will leave you something nice in return!
1 cup sweet potato puree, cooked until tender, peeled and mashed (1 lg. sweet potato)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (optional)
1 whole egg
6 oz cup non-fat plain yogurt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Peel the sweet potato and chop into small chunks. Place into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 6-8 minutes (until you can easily pierce with fork). Set aside to cool slightly.
3. Meanwhile, combine the following into a bowl: flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, oats and the (optional) flax seeds.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt and sugar.
5. Place the sweet potato into a food processor with 1/3 cup of milk and puree. Add the remaining milk as needed while pureeing . Fold 1 cup of the puree into the ‘wet’ mixture.
6. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and combine well.
7. Place tablespoons of the mixture about 2 inches apart and bake for approximately 8-9 minutes.
1-2 cups confectioner’s sugar
Place sugar into a bowl; add 1 tablespoon of orange juice and mix. For more moisture, add water, a teaspoon at a time and mix well. Drizzle over cookies and allow to set. Enjoy!!