Heart Healthy Sweet Potato Cookies

Recipe by: Jackie Akerberg

Makes 24 Cookies Get ready for a SWEET valentines day treat! These cookies are made with the finest, most flavorful sweet potatoes.


Cookie Dough

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water 
  • 3/4 cup vegan butter or coconut butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Bako Sweet sweet potato, peeled and steamed*
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour, gluten free if desired
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Almond Butter Sweet Potato Frosting

  • 1 cup steamed sweet potato, peeled
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted (optional, but recommended!)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


Steamed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Place water in a pot to a level just below a steamer basket and bring it to a boil. 
  2. Add the steamer basket with whole sweet potatoes and cover with a lid. Maintain a steady boil and steam for 30 minutes, until tender when pierced with a fork.

Cookie Dough

  1. Start by mixing your flaxseed with water in a small dish. Set aside to thicken for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the melted butter, sweetener, vanilla, and sweet potato to a large mixing bowl, along with your flaxseed mixture. Beat on high with a hand mixer until well combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix on low speed just until combined. Use a rubber spatula to form a large ball. Cover and transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight!
  3. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out your dough 1/4” thick on a lightly floured surface or parchment paper. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies and carefully transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are just barely golden. Set aside to cool completely for 15 minutes

Almond Butter Sweet Potato Frosting

  1. While cookies are baking and cooling, add your ingredients for frosting to a food processor. Mix on high speed until smooth and creamy. Season to taste, adding melted chocolate if desired (I did)!
  2. Chill for at least 20 minutes in the fridge. Transfer to a piping bag and decorate cookies as desired!
Heart Healthy Sweet Potato Cookies