Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies

A fun take on the classic sweet potato casserole with sweet potato casserole cookies! Sweet potato cookies, maple buttercream, pecans, & charred marshmallows!

Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies

Thankful for…

A snuggly bed at night.

A loving husband to wake up to in the morning.

Hot coffee to start the day.

Runny eggs and toast for breakfast (or dinner…)

Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies

A job that pays the bills and gives me holidays off.

A boss who is respectful and supportive.

Co-workers that are hilarious, fun, smart, and helpful.

Clients who teach me compassion, understanding, and patience every day.

Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies

A family filled with love, support, diversity, and fun.

A creative outlet through cooking, baking and my blog.

My beautiful readers who bring me so much joy.

And countless “little things” that I really cannot take for granted.

A perfect example being: My culinary torch. I should probably be concerned about how much fun I have torching things in the kitchen with it. But I’m not. So I will definitely continue to torch some marshmallows and be thankful for all the “little things” in life as I eat tiny charred pieces of heaven.

Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies

Yields 3

Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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for the cookies
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg (or equivalent egg replacement, I used ener-g)
1 cup mashed sweet potato
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 cups all-purpose flour
maple buttercream
1/2 cup unsalted butter (i used non-dairy earth balance but regular butter is fine)
11/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp maple extract
chopped pecans
mini marshmallows


    for the cookies
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and sweet potato and beat until combined.
  3. In small bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in small batches to large bowl until well mixed.
  4. Use a small cookie scoop and drop rounds onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown
  5. Cool completely before frosting, makes about 3 dozen 2 inch cookies.
  6. for the maple buttercream
  7. Beat together the butter, powdered sugar and maple extract until light and fluffy.
  8. to assemble
  9. Frost each cooled cookie with maple butter cream.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  11. Top with a couple of mini marshmallows and char with a culinary torch or a lighter.


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10 comments on “Sweet Potato Casserole Cookies”

  1. I love the fact that your list started with a "snuggly bed" :) And I love how you transformed this classic dish into a cookie treat! Have a great Thanksgiving!
  2. I want a mini blow torch. BTW's. and these cookies are cute as all get out!
  3. These look absolutely adorable! Perfect for the holiday season. Thank you for the recipe, I can't wait to try these. Have a very happy Thanksgiving, Baker Bettie. :D Allison
  4. super cute idea! and I absolutely love toasted/charred marshmallows!
  5. Those look amazing! I love your blog and nominated it for the sunshine award. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Angela
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