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9.30.2012

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Cookies



Happy Sunday! It has been a rainy dreary weekend in New Hampshire. The perfect excuse to sit around in your pj's and bake/cook all weekend long. What a perfect time to bring a little "Joy" into your kitchen!

This week for Sundays with Joy we made her Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies. The perfect cookie to show off my favorite fall flavors. These cookies are cakey, moist, slightly sweet, filled with warmth and ooey gooey chocolate.



I had to make a few little adaptions because 1, I had no brown sugar, 2 I had no chocolate chips!

I swear every single time I go to make cookies I am out of the two. How is this possible? I buy brown sugar and chocolate chips almost weekly. And to be honest I do not recall making anything that included the 2 two ingredients. So where do they go??

To improvise, I used a combo of granulated sugar and maple syrup in place of the brown sugar. This adaption worked perfectly! It may have even made the cookies a tad more cakey.



For the chocolate. Luckily for me..... I have teamed up with Green and Black's Chocolate. They were so kind to have shipped me a ton of chocolate to test out as well as some coupons for more. I must say... I am hooked! Not only do I love what the company stands for, they offer a ton of delicious fun chocolate flavors.

Green and Black's Organic Chocolate offers 13 different flavors. I received several in the mail, and have purchased the rest. I have tried. All 13. Yes, I have eaten a LOT of chocolate the past couple of weeks!

The ones I just can not get enough of are, their Toffee Milk Chocolate, the milk chocolate has a hint of molasses.... it gives it such a warm unique flavor that I just can't stop eating! Their Hazelnut Currant is out of this world. I have always had a soft spot for anything with hazelnuts, and with the tart currants it's the perfect combination. The Ginger!!! It's a dark chocolate bar filled with pieces of crystallized ginger pieces (stay tuned for a recipe using it tomorrow!) Then the Maya Gold. The Maya Gold, is a dark chocolate filled with hints of orange, cinnamon, cardamon and many other warm fall/winter spices. It was the perfect chocolate to pair with my sweet potato cookies.



The Maya Gold dark chocolate, gave enough spice to the cookies that I was able to scale down the spices added to the cookie dough. When served hot with a big glass of milk, these cookies just screamed fall and comfort!



Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Cookies 
(Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
1 cup white whole wheat flour  
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3.5 oz Green and Black's Maya Gold Chocolate bar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a mixing bowl cream sugar, maple syrup and oil together. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. 

Sift together, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix into wet ingredients. 

Fold in sweet potatoes. 

Chop chocolate bar into tiny pieces. Fold into cookie dough.

On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, drop 1 tbs mounds 2-3 inches apart. 

Bake for a bout 10-12 minutes.

Recipe yields about 12-18 cookies.  


(Disclaimer: I have received no monetary compensation from Green and Black's Chocolate. They sent me some chocolate samples to bake with. All opinions are 100% my own)

Want to try Green and Blacks Chocolate?? Well your in luck. Check back on my blog the week of 10/14 for a giveaway. In the meantime click HERE to find a store near you!

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22 comments:

  1. These cookies look incredible! Using sweet potatoes like this is such a fabulous idea.

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    1. Thanks Jen! I would have never thought of it if it were not for Joy's book! I'm hooked on sweet potatoes now!

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  2. I love how orange these turned out, and dark chocolate chunks? YUM!

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  3. Love that you used sweet potatoes in these cookies! Totally unique and they look delish!

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  4. Sweet potato in cookies? wow..that's creative. Bet they are delish too.

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  5. Genius! Never would have thought of putting sweet potato in cookies!

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  6. I love the sweet potoatoes in these cookies, such a great idea!

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    1. Thanks! Joy really hit it right on the money with this idea!

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  7. Oh Carrie, running out of ingredients happens to me all the time! But, since you're so awesomely creative, of course you saved yourself! These look lovely :)
    But, pro tip, you make your own brown sugar by combining 1 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon (2 tbsp.if you want dark brown sugar) of molasses! I don't even buy it anymore.

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    1. Thanks Ellen! Yes I've done the molasses trick before. Though... I NEVER have molasses in the house. I used the rest of it last month on some pumpkin molasses cake.

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  8. You are a true baker/cook when you can improvise. I am learning that skill still...

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    1. You are more of a baker than you give yourself credit for Tiffany!

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    2. I know you are right... I need to start BELIEVING that! :) (After not being able to bake for almost all my life, it is hard to accept the fact that, yes, I am a baker.

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  9. Sweet Potato Cookies with chocolate?! Genius. And the orange color is perfect for Halloween.

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  10. These looked so amazing I couldn't wait to make them... So after dinner I went to work-- these were a breeze to make and helped me find a home for my last sweet potato. I went ahead and used your sugar sub and the cookies were cakey and perfect!! Thanks for the share!

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  11. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some.

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  12. Yum, what a cool cookie! I do love Joy...and this recipe is totally one of the reasons why. :)

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  13. Beautiful! Love these cookies. Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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