Cookies from Zimbabwe

Posted for the Zaar World Tour to Africa. I have yet to make these but I there is sweet potato bread, pie, biscuits and cake...why not cookies? Show more

Ready In: 17 mins

Yields: 60 cookies




  1. Cream together butter and sugar in bowl. Blend in lemon zest, nutmeg, honey and egg. Fold in sweet potato.
  2. In separate bowl. sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add it to the first mixture and blend well.
  4. Arrange cookie dough by rounded teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes.
  6. To make glaze, use a wooden spoon to combine all ingredients in glass container until smooth.
  7. Add more water by the drop until glaze is easy to spread on cooled cookies.
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Most Helpful Review

I made these to serve for communion at church on World Communion Sunday along with bread from other countries and they were a hit. The teens in the Confirmation class badgered me to make them that night at their class and they gulped them down with gallons of milk. Now I'm sharing the recipe with most of the church. As others have noted, be careful not to overbake. See all activity

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