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
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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

How to Make Sweet Potato Cookies with Orange Spice Frosting


  • 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.

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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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