Sweet Potato-Pecan Cookies

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“Got this one off of about.com's Southern Food forum. Haven't tried these, but I'm posting this for all the sweet potato addicts here!”
36 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a seperate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in the egg, sweet potato, vanilla and orange zest.
  5. Beat mixture into dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in the pecans.
  7. Lightly butter or spray with Pam 3 cookie sheets.
  8. Drop batter by teasponfulls onto sheets, leaving 1 1/2-inch space between each batter drop.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are browned.
  10. Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.
  11. If desired, you can make a glaze by mixing together 1 cup confectioners sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice.
  12. Spread glaze over warm cookies.

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