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Soft Sweet Potato Cookies

Soft Sweet Potato Cookies

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  • Author: Sharon Matten - Kosher Everyday
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free
  • Diet: Kosher


Soft Sweet Potato Cookies are cakelike cookies, filled with sweet potato goodness. They’re easy to make with simple ingredients, like fresh sweet potato! Soft Sweet Potato Cookies are perfect for a break with a cup of coffee or a quick grab and go snack.  They’re also Gluten Free and Kosher for Passover, 


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  • 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cooked (around 2 cups cooked)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • powdered sugar for finishing


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or 325°F Convection.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  3. Place the cooked sweet potato in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until smooth.
  4. Measure the brown sugar and cinnamon into the bowl and pulse until combined.
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, then pulse again until combined.
  6. Add the potato starch, tapioca starch, baking powder and baking soda and pulse until smooth, scraping down the bowl periodically.
  7. Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes to thicken.
  8. Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto the prepared baking sheets.  
  9. Bake for 8 minutes, then rotate the pans and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes until set.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to finish.
  12. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


For Passover, use Kosher for Passover baking powder.

You can make these cookies purple by substituting purple Stokes sweet potatoes.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 31
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 46.9 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.3 mg
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