2/1/09

sweet potato-cheddar and oat cookies

savory sweet potato cookies

Do not let the word cheddar turn you off. You hardly notice it. To be honest, I have never in my life tasted a cookie as good as these. I only had two of them and the rest were sent off to friends as I knew I would easily eat them all. I worked hard on finding the right balance of sweet to savory in a gentle way, and I finally found it. I wanted a cookie that was moist hence the sweet potato, wanted a savory cookie hence the cheddar cheese, and wanted a bit of sweet with some texture hence the chocolate chips and the nice texture of raisins. I knew they would all work together nicely in a cookie. And there is a healthy aspect to this too with the sweet potato and oats. These cookies have all that nice savory and sweet, but not overly so on both. Trust me you will love these; they tasted so good with my morning coffee and were the kind of cookies that 'stick to your ribs' and fills you up.

savory sweet potato cookies

sweet potato-cheddar & oat cookies
recipe by vanillasugarblog.com
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1 and ½ sticks of unsalted butter, room temp.
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup + 2 TB cooked & mashed sweet potato
1 and ½ cups of mildly sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ts baking powder
¼ ts cinnamon
¾ ts salt
¾ cup old fashioned oats (or quick cooking)
¾ cup milk chocolate chips
1 and ½ cups pecans
1 cup raisins

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, whisk a bit; place to the side.
In another separate bowl combine the oats, raisins, pecans and chocolate chips, mix well.
In a big bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together. Add eggs, then the sweet potatoes, and then the cheddar cheese, combine. Then fold in the dry ingredients; then pecan, raisins and oat mixture.
Don’t over mix, just fold in.
Drop by tablespoon size onto a non stick cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. These cookies do rise a bit. You could shape them into smaller sizes if you want.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Or until a light golden brown around the edges.
Should make about 30 cookies,depending on size +/-

52 comments:

  1. After the interesting chocolate chip and potato chip cookies, I'm up for another daring cookie recipe - Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Dawn, these look so appetizing,MMmmmm...

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  3. This is so different but the look good.

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  4. You come up with the coolest flavour combinations. I would never think to add sweet potato in a cookie, but you even have cheddar in there!

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  5. These sound so good dear! I can see the love you have put into these babies. Sweet potato is such a healthy and soul satisfying ingredient!

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  6. oh my god, these sound amazing! you always have such unique recipes!!

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  7. Insane! I love it. Ab Fab is great. Have you heard they are making an American version? Won't be nearly as good I am sure.

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  8. Cheese and chocolate! That's intriguing-- can't argue with the results, right? ;)

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  9. Huh?? How in the world did you think of these???? I wish I was in your head for a minute. They look to die for. I must try them!

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  10. The texture of the cookies in your last photo is wonderful! I'm all for the addition of cheddar cheese in the cookies. Cheddar goes perfectly with oats and raisins.
    Maybe one day you and I should sit down and write a cookbook with all of our creations. I just love how you make the ordinary anything but! :)

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  11. These have to be one of the oddest concoctions I've heard of, LOL! But I totally trust you and bet they are to die for. Where do you come up with these?!!! You're amazing and NEED to get on that cookbook writing!

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  12. Dawn I just love you and your fun creations! How do you come up with this stuff? I love it!! The cookies look very interesting and VERY tasty!

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  13. I would have never imagined sweet potato and cheese in a cookie, but the photos sure look enticing!

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  14. Such an odd combo.. how did you come up with it? Sweet potato pie? I am going to have to try this after your rave review. What a good way to get some veggies into the kids. They look utterly delicious!!

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  15. I can go for this...at first I was thinking - no way - but then I got to thinking - I bet cheddar and sweet potato are delicious together!

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  16. i like my taters cheesy and my cookies fat. these are awesome, dawn--really nicely done!

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  17. Sounds good to me Dawn!

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  18. The cheddar cheese along with the sweet potatoe in these cookies sounds amazing! I also love your bbq chicken.

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  19. You always have the most yummy combinations here. I love sweet potatoes too!

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  20. I love sweet potato and cheddar and these ingredients sound amazing in cookies! Yum!

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  21. Ahhhhh. I love salty and sweet. You are one amazing baker Dawn - these are calling my name.

    Your bbq chicken down below looks amazing too.

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  22. These sound so unique, I've never put cheddar in a cookie before!

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  23. Leave it to you to come up with a nother winning combination! I believe everything you say about these, they sound damm good!!

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  24. another great creation!!! cheers to you... yum... :)

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  25. How did I miss this post? These look unreal! I never, ever would have thought to make cookies like this.

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  26. Okay these are even more cool than the other potato chip cookies. Holy crap...ummm...you are the rockin resident potato ho this month...seriously...my gawd woman!

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  27. I think I need to get a job where your hubby works. Those people have it made. Think they might cure the flu? Send me about 12 dozen ok? These sound fabulous and is one of the best combinations I have heard of in a long time. Hands down, you are the best, Dawn.

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  28. This is a cookie full of personality! Cheddar, and chocolate and sweet potato! Too cool not to like them!

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  29. WOW these sound so interesting! I def want to give theses a try!!

    Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog :) If you have any questions about bulldogs let me know- they are the best!

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  30. WOW Dawn this is very interesting, I've never seen a cookie recipe like this before! They look wonderful!

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  31. How creative and daring! Absolutely fab indeed. :)

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  32. Gorgeous! You are so creative. Sweet potato and cheese always go well, but I haven't thought about these cookies before. Seem yummy!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  33. i think that was a challenge. i'm game :)

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  34. What an interest cookie ! I already gave it a try and it's really oddly nice..lol

    Thanks for the excellent recipe anyway..

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  35. wait, wait, wait...

    Sweet potatoes, cheese and cookies? You're joking right?

    Can you marry a cookie?

    Kelly Turner
    www.everygymsnightmare.com

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  36. I certainly had to read the title a second time! These cookies do sound good though! Bookmarked

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  37. This is an eyebrow raiser. I have to find a way to get the dairy-allergic kid out of the house so I can make a batch to try.

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  38. What an interesting combinations. Since I love sweet potatoes I am sure I am going to love this too. Thanks for sharing, Dawn.

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  39. Wow! These are so interesting! So are they sweet or savory?

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  40. Wow...how different!! You are so good with new combinations. I love both main ingredients in these too. :)

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  41. How perfect!!! I've been looking for a new cookie recipe to try and these sound amazing! Thanks Dawn!

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  42. Yum, such an interesting combination of flavors, I bet they are so good!

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  43. Wow! What an interesting recipe.

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  44. Awesome! Great photos. Want to try these someday.

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  45. Very interesting combination! I am intrigued!

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  46. Oh wow, the combination of ingredients used for these cookies is interesting! I've got to try this.

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  47. These look like something I would LOVE! Definitely trying them out!

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  48. I tried out this recipe. how my cookie doesn't look like yours? not enough flour? too much sweet potato? it was good but not to die for. maybe i did something wrong.

    check it out http://shootfirsteatlater.blogspot.com/2009/02/sweet-potato-and-cheddar-cookies.html

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  49. Thanks for the quick reply. I'm going to check my baking soda and powder tomorrow. But I use those up fast and I always buy new stock. I'll check everything you said.

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  50. My husband and I made these cookies today. He loved them, I loved them, and the baby loved them! Thank you for posting this recipe. It's a very complex flavor, actually. The sweet potato, raisins, cheddar, chocolate - all of it really comes together to form a lovely textured cookie.

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  51. Just made these (well, two days ago, haha) as a hostess gift for a wine-and-cheese. I thought, hey, I love baking cookies, and here's a cookie that has savoury-but-sweet ingredients. They are a hit!! And they have fibre and protein in them, right (sweet pots, cheese, nuts)...*num num*. I used blanched peanuts as that was what was on hand, and in general a bit less of the cheese, the nuts and the chips as I had not much of each on hand.

    Note that because the sweet pots are fibrous, you need to shape these the way you want, they won't spread. Probably press them down a bit on the sheets if you want cookie-shape cookies as opposed to muffin tops.

    Thank you for your creativeness and amazing pictures! All the best for 2010.

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