Sweet Potato Cookies with Orange Spice Frosting

Tiffany Bannworth


What a great way to welcome autumn! We loved these cookies. I even let my boys have one for a breakfast treat the next morning.

I mean, what's the harm? They have healthy cream of wheat, whole grains, sweet potatoes, molasses, and orange.

A little, heart healthy spoiling goes a long way!

Bon appetit!


★★★★★ 1 vote

18-24 cookies
50 Min
10 Min



  • 2
    sweet potatoes, large
  • ·
    orange juice, fresh
  • 2 c
    ultragrain flour or whole grain flour
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark molasses
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 Tbsp
    pumpkin pie spices
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream of wheat
  • 1 stick
  • ·
    cream, optional
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar

  • ·
    reserved sweet potato mash
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar
  • ·
    pumpkin pie spices, optionally
  • ·
    orange zest, optionally

How to Make Sweet Potato Cookies with Orange Spice Frosting


  1. Peel, dice, and boil sweet potatoes until soft.
  2. Place in bowl. Pour in enough orange juice to mash to a smooth, but not liquidy consistency.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until fluffy.
  4. Then add in egg and beat for a minute.
  5. Add molasses and vanilla and beat for another minute. Set aside.
  6. Add two thirds of your orange sweet potato mash to your mixture. Combine well.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, add flour, salt, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and cream of wheat (dry, uncooked). Mix with a fork, then double sift.
  8. Add dry to wet. Depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, add a tablespoon or two of cream to make a moist batter. You may skip altogether. Beat for 2 minutes.
  9. Place in refrigerator or freezer. I like to freeze mine for 30 minutes.
  10. Grease a cookie sheet. Make a ball of batter, then roll in confectioners' sugar. Place on cookie sheet and slightly press down.
  11. Bake at 350F for about 8 minutes or until center is set. These are cake cookies, so a soft center.
  12. To make "frosting", mix a ratio of 2/3 orange sweet potato mash to 1/3 confectioners' sugar. Optionally, add pumpkin pie spice and orange zest to your taste.
  13. Spoon on cookie and spread to rim. Optionally sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar.

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About Sweet Potato Cookies with Orange Spice Frosting

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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