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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sweet Potato Supremes!

Sweet Potato Supremes

My Grandmother has a recipe we use at Thanksgiving for a sweet potato dish with nuts and coconut. It is heaven on a spoon. I wanted to see if I could make a cookie that was almost as wonderful.  I found a couple of sweet potato cookies on line, morphed them and added the nuts and coconut. Add an orange glaze and we have these!

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut

Orange Glaze
1 1/2 powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 375. 
Mix, in a medium bowl,  flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt. I use a whisk.
In the bowl of the mixer, cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Blend well.
Add in sweet potatoes. With a spoon, add pecans and coconut.
Line two baking sheets with parchment. 
I used the medium cookies scoop and placed the balls of dough on the prepared pans.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Or until bottoms are slightly brown. Remove to a rack to cool completely

Orange Glaze
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. It will seem very thin. You can make it thicker with more powdered sugar if you wish and drizzle over cookies. I just dipped the tops of the cookies into the glaze. It gives the cookies a lovely little extra flavor

Makes 36

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