With only a couple of days left before Thanksgiving, I spent the weekend testing out a few more recipes before determining which ones will be made for Thanksgiving Day.
For me, sweet potatoes is a must during Thanksgiving so I tested out a couple of sweet potato dessert recipes. First, I decided to try making some sweet potato chocolate chip cookies. Pumpkin puree and sweet potato puree are pretty similar so you can interchange a lot of recipes with the two ingredients.
With that in mind, I thought I’d try out making some sweet potato chocolate chip cookies by tweaking around the recipe I had used to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. The cookies are soft and cakey. I liked them, but I think the chocolate overpowered the subtle taste of sweet potato.
I prefer the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I’ve made because they taste like pumpkin bread. These are pretty good too, but I don’t think the sweet potato flavor came out as well.
Sweet potato chocolate chip cookies (inspired by this recipe))
1 cup sweet potato puree
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1.To make sweet potato puree, roast a large sweet potato until it is soft and cooked all the way through. After it has cooled, peel off the skin and then put potato into a food processor to puree.
2. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Whisk together puree, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg in a large bowl . In a separate bowl, whisk together together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the flour mixture to sweet potato mixture and stir until combined, using a large spoon. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Take large tablespoons full of dough and drop onto the cookie sheet, spread about 1 inch apart. Once the cookie dough is down on the sheets, wash your hands clean of the sticky dough. Then attempt to smooth and shape the dough to the shape of a finished cookie because the cookie batter does not spread as much as normal cookie batter, so you want the batter to be very smooth and finished looking.
5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.