Malawian Mbatata (Sweet Potato Cookies)
This mbatata cookie is made with sweet potoatoes, a sweet and moist addition to a cookie, making for a delicious treat. If you would like to make this Plant Paradox friendly be sure to see the notes in the post.
Servings 24 cookies
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato about 2 sweet potatoes see note in Instructions
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose sifted flour
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix sweet potatoes milk, egg, and melted butter in a bowl and beat together
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Drop by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes
Alternatively you can chill the dough for an hour and roll out on a floured surface
Use a heart shaped cookie cutter and place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes
You can garnish with some cinnamon and sugar if desired
Note the cooking time does not include cooking the sweet potatoes. They should be peeled, cut up and put into boiling water for about 20 minutes or until fork tender and then mashed with a fork or otato masher.
Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 126mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2315IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg