Friday, October 18, 2013

Sweet Potato Cookies

K was invited to a friend's house earlier this week. There were meant to be a total of four little boys - all within 3 months of each other. One of the boys that was invited has egg allergies, so while I wanted to make a treat for the kiddies, I wanted it to be egg-free. Over the weekend, K and Y had gone to the farm and picked sweet potatoes, so we had a lot of them in the house. I found a recipe for egg-free sweet potato cookies - perfect! In the end, however, the boy with the egg allergy ended up not coming. Ah well.

You start by whisking 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 30 grams of sugar.

Then add in 5 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk.

Whisk it really well.

Chop up 180 grams of sweet potato and microwave it until it is soft - about 3 minutes. Then mash it up.

Whisk the sweet potatoes into the mix.

Add in 150 grams of flour and 5 grams of baking soda.

Mix it with a spatula until a dough forms. Roll out the dough and cut into shapes.

Bake at 180C for about 15 minutes. The cookies are quite hard, and while I generally prefer soft, chewy cookies, I still found them quite tasty. Also, eating them made me feel healthy. Maybe not healthy, but better than eating a cupcake, right?!

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