SWEET POTATO ENERGY COOKIES

Sweet Potato Energy Cookies

Developed by Sarah Schlichter, MPH, RDN for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Makes: 24-28 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking soda, spices).
  3. In separate mixing bowl, whip butter and sugars using an electric mixer. Add in egg, vanilla extract and mashed sweet potato.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined, adding in chocolate chips last. Batter will be wet. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to firm up.
  5. Scoop out dough in 1 ½-2 inch scoops and arrange on baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Allow cookies to slightly cool before serving.

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 135 Carbohydrates: 21 g Protein: 2 g Fiber: 1 g Sodium: 100 mg Potassium: 72 mg