Friday, October 11, 2013

Sweet Potato Cookies # HBC - OCT

For the month of October +nalini suresh was the host for Home Bakers Challenge. She had Chosen recipes which were apt for the season of Fall/ Halloween . They were really spooky ... We all enjoyed the recipes and it was really interesting seeing other co-bloggers posting their spooky dishes. As usual 4 recipes were given and we had to choose one among them. Thank you +nalini suresh and +Priya Suresh

Suggested 4 recipes were:

  • Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cookies.
  • Spooky Witches Finger.
  • Halloween Whoopie Pies
  • Ghostly Cupcakes.
I was so busy this month , so i chose the simple recipe Pumpkin Cookies. Both of us at home are not a big fan of pumpkins so i replaced it with Sweet potatoes and i never thought that it is going to be tasty , but it was. I am happy that i replaced it and tried a new recipe.


All purpose flour - 1 Cup
Baking Powder - 1/4 TSP
Baking Soda - 1/4 TSP
Butter - 1/4 Cup 
Salt - a pinch
Sugar - 1/2 Cup
Egg - 1 Small
Cinnamon Powder -1/4 TSP
Sweet Potato  Puree-  7.5 oz/ 1 Cup- 2 TBLS 



How to make Sweet Potato Puree:

Take 2 medium sized sweet potatoes.
Boil it.
Strain the water.
Peel the skin and mash it.

How to make the cookies:
  • Pre-heat the oven at 375 F.
  • In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients - Flour , Salt , Baking Powder , Baking Soda and Cinnamon Powder. 
  • In another bowl using a hand beater , beat the butter and sugar till it is fluffy .
  • Then add the egg and continue to beat till it is smooth.
  • With the mixer on the slow speed ,add half the dry ingredients and the sweet potato puree and mix . 
  • Once it is combined add the other half the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Lastly pipe or drop the batter in the baking sheet and bake it for 15 - 20 minutes till the cookies are golden brown.
  • Rotate the sheet once when the cookies are baking.
  • Transfer the cookies to the wire rack allow it to completely cool before decorating.

            The cookies were soft , tender and had a cake like texture. It just melted in mouth.


Yeah i know these cookies doesn't look spooky but they are really apt for the Halloween.

                          Linking the cookies to my event " Lets Celebrate Halloween"


  1. wow wow gorgeous cookies sharanya .. looks fabulous .. and awesome captures dear !!

  2. I love sweet potatoes but I've never used them on cookies before. Thank you for the recipe! I'll be trying this really soon.

    1. U shd try it ..don't forget to let me know how it tured out .. These are soft , tender and cake like texture ..I loved it . It was mild in sweet .. It turned out the way I wanted .. If u wanted it to be more sweet drizzle some chocolate ..

  3. delicious n beautifuly made cookies...

  4. They came out super cute, wonderful that u replaced pumpkin with sweet potatoes.

    1. Thank u priya .. Looking forward for the next challenge