Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies

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Mashed sweet potatoes add a delicious creaminess to this recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies, the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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.

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies

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 sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies

You see, a couple of years back I made Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies, and they were such a hit, that I knew I had to make chocolate sweet potato cookies this year!

I used sweet potatoes 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 must bake!

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookie Ingredients

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Ingredients

  • 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 sweet potatoes (peeled, cubed, boiled & mashed)
  • 1 (12 oz) bag chocolate chips

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a mixing bowl.

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookie Recipe

In another mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.

Add the vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk, mix well.

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Add the sweet potato. Combine well, then add the dry ingredients.

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Mix in the chocolate chips.

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Drop large tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet.

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

 Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Serve with a glass of cold milk, or some of that rum punch if you’re feeling really festive! 😉

Double Chocolate Cookie Recipe

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!

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cookies

Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Sweet Potato Double Chocolate Cookies

Mashed sweet potatoes add a delicious creaminess to this recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies, the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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 sweet potatoes peeled, cubed, boiled & mashed
  • 12 oz chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a mixing bowl.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk, mix well.
  5. Add the sweet potato.

  6. Combine well, then add the dry ingredients.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  8. Drop large tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Mashed sweet potatoes add a delicious creaminess to this recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies, the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!