Last night, I was invited to make a guest appearance on Tonight In San Diego, a fantastic variety show featuring local San Diego talent.
During my appearance I talked about holiday entertaining and showed them a few of my favorite holiday recipes including Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas for an appetizer, Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch for a cocktail and these “Secret Ingredient” Double Chocolate Cookies for dessert.
I shared the cookies with the hosts, crew and a few lucky guests sitting in the front row of the live taping. People went crazy for them and were so surprised when I told them that the secret ingredient was sweetpotatoes!
You see, a couple of years back I made Gluten Free Sweetpotato Brownies, and they were such a hit, that I knew I had to make Chocolate Sweetpotato cookies this year!
I used California Sweetpotatoes to add a delicious creamy texture to the cookies, while cocoa and chocolate chips doubled up on the chocolate flavor!
If you’ve got a chocolate fan in your fam, these cookies are a holiday must bake!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup cocoa
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ¾ cup butter (melted)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ cup California Sweetpotatoes (peeled, cubed, boiled & mashed)
- 1 (12 oz) bag chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Add the vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk, mix well.
Add the sweetpotato. Combine well, then add the dry ingredients.
Mix in the chocolate chips.
Drop large tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Serve with a glass of cold milk, or some of that rum punch if you’re feeling really festive 😉
Stay tuned to my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for behind the scenes pictures from Tonight In San Diego, as well as a link to when and where you can watch the segment, featuring these scrumptious cookies!
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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free flour to make this recipe gluten-free.