Nutty Raisin-Sweet potato Cookies

Nutty Raisin Sweet potato cookies

Before you laugh at how bizarre these cookies seem, I can vouch that these are actually very enjoyable. When I had a bite, the first thought that crossed my mind is, Gosh! This tastes nothing like sweet potatoes!

I know my choice of making this might seem wild, but I wanted something to crave my sweet tooth – I dint want a pie nor a cake, so this was the next best thing. Though, I did make some sweet potato fries with the rest later, to counter the sweetness :).

Sweet Potato cookies

Now, do you need some convincing on eating sweet potatoes. The health benefits are immeasurable. Vitamins, Minerals, blah blah blah. Check this link on Benefits of Sweet Potatoes.

These cookies were no trouble to make or bake. While baking, these cookies dint spread, so I think it’s ok to say that you can place them an inch apart, without them spreading and running into each other.

Time: Orange Sweet Potato
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Eating time: 1 sec 😉

Serves: 20 pieces


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Flour sifter
  • Baking tray
  • Butter paper


  • Unsalted butter – ½ cup
  • Granulated sugar – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Sweet Potato ( boiled and smashed) – 1 cup
  • Orange Juice – 3 tbsp
  • Whole Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Nuts, RaisinsBaking powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder -1 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ Tsp
  • Crushed cashews – 1 cup
  • Shredded coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Crushed biscuits – ½ cup
  • Raisins – 1/2 cup


  • Preheat the oven at 350F for about 15 min.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar fr about 3 min, until pale yellow. Beat in the egg and then the mashed sweet potato and orange juice.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Stir the cashews, shredded coconut, crushed biscuits and raisins in some of the flour. This is to ensure that they don’t sink to the bottom of the cookie.
  • By dividing the flour into 3 parts, add it part by part, into the butter mixture and mix until properly mixed.
  • Line the baking tray with butter paper and grease with a little butter. Drop a spoonful of the batter, an inch apart, on the baking tray.
  • Bake at 350F for 20 min.  Stick a toothpick in a cookie and if it comes out clean, remove. And let it cool, before storing in an airtight container.

Tip for perfectly baked cookies
  • Soften butter, by letting it stand at room temperature. Rather than putting it in the microwave.
  • Bake the cookies in the middle rack of the oven.
  • Set the timer for 2-3 min less than the cooking time ( 20 min), so that you can keep an eye that they are not over done.

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