Sweet Potato Cookies

As you all know, I am a lover of sweet potatoes.  These Sweet Potato Cookies are my latest creation.  After making my sweet potato pizza crust, I had a little bit of pureed sweet potatoes left over.  So naturally I had to make these sweet potato cookies.  I also added chocolate chips to mine which is totally optional but highly recommended.

sweet potato cookies

My kids went nuts over these!  In fact, they were trying to eat them as I was talking the pictures.  Here is my baby girl Olive.

Olive 1

And my older daughter Meadow.  Please excuse the bed head lol.

Meadow 1

These Sweet Potato Cookies are vegan, gluten free and paleo.  If you have never done any grain free baking, let me tell you that the texture is very different than cookies made with grains.  Very good though.  These have an almost fudgy texture to them.  The texture reminds me of my flourless chocolate pumpkin cookies.

 Sweet Potato Cookies

Sweet Potato Cookies

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 18-20 cookies     adjust servings

Make these delicious cookies in under 30 minutes!



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor , combine all the ingredients until smooth.
  3. The dough will be pretty sticky.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to get them mixed in well.
  5. Using a cookie scoop , drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet .
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies cool before transferring them to a container. These should last a couple weeks in the fridge. You may also be able to freeze them. Enjoy!


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105 thoughts to “Sweet Potato Cookies”

  1. You have once again impressed me with your love of sweet potatoes! I have been baking up a storm with all of your new, yummy recipes :) Will definitely be making these soon!! About how many potatoes is 2 cups? Like 3 medium sized?
    1. No missing ingredients. They are very fudgy in texture. That is how grain free treats are. Kind of like my flourless muffins.
  2. Melissa, your girls are gorgeous! I adore Olives's blue eyes and Meadow's move for a backup after just one bite. Lol. My kinda girl! I was just wondering what to do with the 2 sweet potatoes in my fridge. Any wild guesses on my decision? Lol. As soon as my peanut butter pie is gone. ;D
    1. I think you could probably use oat flour too. If you try, please let me know how it turns out so I can tell others. Thanks!
  3. If you roast the sweet potatoes then puree them you could probably use significantly less maple syrup. I always fork them a few times and wrap them in foil.
  4. Hi there, These look amazing!! Do you think I could sub butternut squash for the sweet potato? (Clearly trying to make these ASAP without going back to the store...) Can't wait to try them!
  5. Hey the cookies turned out delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe. One question though. Can I keep them out of the fridge for a couple of days. They won't last more! :P
    1. I see lots of chocolate chips in paleo recipes. The one I use are gluten and grain free. If you are doing the paleo Whole 30 they are not allowed though. I think these cookies would still be good without the chips too.

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