Thursday, February 20, 2014

Curried Sweet Potato Cookies

Curried Sweet Potato Cookies

This “real world” thing has thrown me lots of challenges: paying bills, waking up before 8 AM on a regular basis, being a new driver in a city with crazy traffic…and having to actually cook “real food”. Though, I’m always cool with cookies for breakfast, I usually feel a little guilty about having cookies for dinner. So, this baker's had lots of adventures and learning experiences with cooking. And I think I’m slowly mastering cooking one of my favorite types of food…Thai curry! So, I figured, why not combine two of my loves: curry AND cookies?

I often say that delicious + delicious = more delicious. And that definitely held true for this recipe. Keep reading for directions on making this tasty Thai-influenced treat!


· 1 cup pureed sweet potato, at room temperature or colder
· 1 stick butter, softened
· 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
· 1 large egg, room temperature
· 1/2 tsp vanilla
· 1 tsp lemon juice
· 2 tsp yellow curry paste
· 1 tsp cinnamon
· 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
· 1/2 tsp baking soda
· 1 cup butterscotch chips
· ½ cup mini marshmallows


1. Combine sweet potato and butter in an electric mixer on medium speed.
2. Add in egg and brown sugar and mix on medium-low speed.
3. Mix in vanilla, lemon juice, curry paste, and cinnamon.
4. Gradually add flour (I recommend ¼ cup at a time) and mix on low speed until.

5. Add baking powder and baking soda, butterscotch chips, and marshmallows. Mix only until well-combined (very important for texture).

6. Chill dough at least 1 hour.
7. Preheat oven to 400.
8. Spoon out dough by the tablespoon onto a greased or lined pan.

9. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
10. Let the cookies cool completely...but like actually. The marshmallows will be super hot if you try to eat these right out of the oven!

Never fear making things that are a little out of the ordinary. These creations are usually the best and always fun!

Trust your instincts…and when in doubt, bake!

<3 Dena

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