Wednesday, November 5, 2014


In our EVERYTHING garden series here's one for those boxes (or wheel barrow's ) full of Sweet Potatoes.

                 Sweet Potato Cookies

3/4 cup soft margarine

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup dk. brown sugar

1 lg. egg

1/3 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed well ( I bake mine)

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. b. soda

1 tsp. cinnamon, pinch nutmeg also if you like

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups old fashioned oats


Cream margarine and sugars thoroughly, add egg and beat. Beat in potato, add flour, soda and spices and cream. Stir in oats. Drop by tablespoons on lightly oiled cookie sheet, leave room to spread, and bake at 350* about 18 min. They should just start to brown and be barely firm to touch. Makes about 2 dozen.
These are great just like this with a cup of coffee or glass of milk. But they are also easily changed to your taste. Variations :

Add: 1/2 cups walnuts or pecans
Add: 1/2 cup chocolate or cinnamon chips
Replace Vanilla with Maple flavoring
Replace 1/4 of a cup of the margarine with 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter and add 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
or frost with our browned butter frosting recipe:
1/4 cup Butter (no substitutions)
2 T. half and half
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in a skillet (cast iron works great, but watch it closely) till it is golden brown 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the half and half and vanilla let cool five minutes then add powdered sugar, beat for 2 minutes till smooth and creamy, add a bit more half and half in needed but you want it thick.

However you fix 'em enjoy!

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