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



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
2 Tbsp
cream of wheat
1 stick
cream, optional
confectioners' sugar


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


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

About Sweet Potato Cookies with Orange Spice Frosting

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