Sweet Potato Cookies

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Mississippi Sweet Potatoes

“Beauregard,” That’s a fine Southern name for the variety of sweet potatoes grown here in Mississippi. Our family farm grown sweet potatoes were raised on 29,000 acres and brought in $123 million in production value in 2017.

They are delicious, nutritious and a brilliant orange to add spark to your family meals and snacks. Our sweet potatoes are loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Fiber, and are Complex Carbohydrates.



In a large mixing bowl combine:
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

Cream well and add:
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2  eggs, beaten
3/4 cup cooked and pureed sweet potatoes

Beat well and add:
2  cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2  teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 cups 1 Minute Oats
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Roll into 3 rolls. Wrap in foil and freeze. Slice and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 dozen.



Source: MS Sweet Potato Council                                                                              

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, www.farmfamilies-staging.pntmsip1-liquidwebsites.com