Sweet Potato-Pecan Cookies Recipe

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Sweet Potato-Pecan Cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In a seperate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in the egg, sweet potato, vanilla and orange zest.
  5. Beat mixture into dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in the pecans.
  7. Lightly butter or spray with Pam 3 cookie sheets.
  8. Drop batter by teasponfulls onto sheets, leaving 1 1/2-inch space between each batter drop.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies are browned.
  10. Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.
  11. If desired, you can make a glaze by mixing together 1 cup confectioners sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice.
  12. Spread glaze over warm cookies.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1016.59 Kcal (4256 kJ)
Calories from fat 558.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62.05g 95%
Cholesterol 143.27mg 48%
Sodium 1088.23mg 45%
Potassium 732.7mg 16%
Total Carbs 109.51g 37%
Sugars 56.8g 227%
Dietary Fiber 6.6g 26%
Protein 12.61g 25%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 27%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Calcium 223.5mg 22%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 402.9 Kcal (1687 kJ)
Calories from fat 221.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.59g 95%
Cholesterol 56.78mg 48%
Sodium 431.3mg 45%
Potassium 290.39mg 16%
Total Carbs 43.4g 37%
Sugars 22.51g 227%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 26%
Protein 5g 25%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 27%
Iron 1.3mg 18%
Calcium 88.6mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 24.7
  • 28

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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