Cooking Wright with Donna: Sweet Potato Cookies

Hi Foodie Friends,

Baking cookies can be healthy.  Sweet Potato Cookies are Gluten, Nut and Dairy Free.   Sweet Potato Cookies will not only satisfy your kids, but will satisfy the kid in you.

Some think, no gluten, nut or dairy means a tasteless cookie.  That’s not always correct.   There’s so many ways to flavor food healthy.  Honey and vanilla extract add huge flavor.  Maple Syrup, cinnamon or chocolate chips.  You can find dairy free chocolate chips in some stores, but you would have to read the label carefully.   Dried fruit can be a big hit, especially dried cranberries.  One of my favorites in oatmeal cookies.  Mashed bananas, applesauce or coconut add a nice punch to your favorite cookie.  Of course, it is the season for pumpkin puree.

In my recipe, I used organic maple syrup and honey to add a fabulous flavor to Sweet Potato Cookies.  Gluten Free Flour and a couple other key ingredients, such as baking powder and salt makes these potatoes a hit. Easy dough to roll out for cut out cookies or just drop cookies on a baking sheet.  You can serve these cookies with fresh fruit.  A great treat for after school.

Cooking Wright with Donna: Sweet Potato Cookies

Sweet Potato Cookies will be a great addition for the holidays, which are approaching fast.  Hope you enjoy these healthy cookies and as always, the recipe is below.



1 Large Sweet Potato – mashed

1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour

2 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Salt

3 tbsp. Water

3 tbsp. Organic Maple Syrup

1 tbsp. Honey


Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  Cook and mash sweet potatoes.  1 large sweet potato will equal 1 cup of mashed sweet potatoes.

Mix all ingredients together with mashed sweet potatoes.  Drop tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.


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I'm a Realtor's Wife and Mom of three girls. I love to cook and wine is my best friend. Come into my kitchen and let me share wonderful, home cooked recipes with you. And wine of course.

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