Sweet Potato Pie stuffed Jack-o-Lantern cookies

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Fall is my favorite season of the year!  I love the crisp air, falling leaves, and of course Halloween.  One food that epitomizes fall for me is the sweet potato.  Pound for pound it is the most nutritious food you can eat!  But it can get pretty boring pretty fast.  I decided to combine the nutritional benefits of the sweet potato and its characteristic fall taste, with a good old fashioned sugar cookie.  Cut them out in a great jack-o-lantern shape and you have the perfect Halloween treat!
Start by making a traditional sugar cookie dough.  Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl.  Butter must be softened to achieve proper results. 
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Cream together sugar and butter until fluffy.  Add unbeaten egg and vanilla and beat well.
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Add dry ingredients and blend together.  Form dough into a ball and place in refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
Cook a medium sweet potato for 30 minutes in the oven or 8 minutes in the microwave.
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Remove the flesh from the sweet potato and combine with honey, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
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Scoop mixture into a bowl and add lemon zest.
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Now, take your you cookie dough and on a well floured surface and work it gently for a couple of minutes, just enough to give it some strength.  Roll it down to about 1/4 inch thickness, Start cutting out pumpkins with a cookie cutter (or any other size or shape you fancy!).  I also use the jack-o-lantern stencil to add detail to the top cookie.
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Spread about a tablespoon of the sweet potato mixture on one cut out and them top with the “stenciled” cut out.
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Bake for 12 minutes at 350 or until the edges just start to brown.  Remove from oven and allow to cool as the filling will be hot.
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Enjoy!
Sweet Potato Pie stuffed Jack-o-Lantern cookies
For Cookies
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour (could be more if too creamy)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
For Filling
1 medium sweet potato
2 T. honey
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
zest of 1 lemon
Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl. Butter must be softened to achieve proper results.  Cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add unbeaten egg and vanilla and beat well.  Add dry ingredients and blend together. Form dough into a ball and place in refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
Cook a medium sweet potato for 30 minutes in the oven or 8 minutes in the microwave.  Remove the flesh from the sweet potato and combine with honey, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor and process until smooth.  Scoop mixture into a bowl and add lemon zest.
Preheat oven to 350.  Take your you cookie dough and on a well floured surface and work it gently for a couple of minutes, just enough to give it some strength. Roll it down to about 1/4 inch thickness, Start cutting out pumpkins with a cookie cutter (or any other size or shape you fancy!). I also use the jack-o-lantern stencil to add detail to the top cookie.
Bake for 12 minutes at 350 or until the edges just start to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool as the filling will be hot.
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Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!

Comments

  1. I love the idea of stuffing cookies with sweet potato! These cookies look absolutely delicious!

  2. Sayge's Mommy says:

    This is an entry for the baltic amber teething necklace,

    But, p.s. these cookies look AMAZING! I might just have to try to make them!

  3. tubbytelly at gmail dot com says:

    These look amazing. My cookies never turn out this good. I love sweet potatoes :)

  4. SalemMomma says:

    OMG I am drooling all over my keyboard! I have to try these, anything with sweet potato has GOT to be good! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  5. These look wonderful – so perfect for Hallowe'en! I really like how you have used the sweet potatoes in the filling and the spices that you have used. I'd love it if you would share this post with The Gallery of Favorites this weekend if you have time.

  6. Love these! I'm going to have to try them!

  7. OMGosh these look sooooo good!!

  8. Wow! What a great idea! A great tasting veggie stuffed into a cookie almost negates the fact that you are eating a sugar cookie, right? Which, by the way, sugar cookies are by far my most favorite cookie!

  9. Thanks for the recipe. I might try it sometime soon. It looks good!

  10. WOW, this is certainly a 1st for me.. Looks yummy.. I HAVE GOT to try it sometime.. :))

    PS: I would love to invite you to hopefully participate in “Project Pink Blog Day” Please check out this post of mine, I would LOVE to have you be a part of this awesome Day across blogs if it fits your schedule.. “All blogger's going pink a day for “breast cancer” — Hope you in :
    ]] Wishing you a lovely week..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html

  11. that sounds really good… up here in Canada though, we don't have access to sweet potatoes. wonder if pumpkin would work?

  12. I love sweet potato “stuff” cookies, muffins, etc… great idea!

    We would love to see these linked-up on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS “Halloween” Linky Party, please stop by if you wish and link up!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/10/this-weeks-cravings-52-halloween-candy.html

  13. Lady Behind The Curtain says:

    I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY AT LADY BEHIND THE CURTAIN and share this yummy recipe with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

  14. Delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  15. You are just too super cool!!! Thanks for sharing!

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