Sweet Potato Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze

sweet potato cookie recipe

So, I would like to make a new rule about TV.

That rule is that the TV people ban the commercials for The Conjuring.

Look, I saw the movie. It wasn’t even that scary. I didn’t scream or pee my pants once, which is saying something.

But this week my husband has been out of town. He’s home now, so don’t bother coming to kill me. He is very manly.

sweet potato cookie recipe

Anyway. He’s been out of town and I am telling you, that stupid commercial with the clapping coming from the closet almost did me in.

It’s very hard to sleep when you have to open your eyeballs to stare at your closet in an accusatory manner every 30 seconds.

Our dog is usually kenneled at night, but she cuddled with me all week. She’s tiny and fluffy and not very smart, so I’m not sure how much protection she would really be, but at least she kept my toes warm?

sweet potato cookie recipe

Anyway, I made some amazing cookies.

These Sweet Potato Cookies with Browned Butter Glaze taste like Fall.

The cookies are soft and full of cinnamon and sweet potato flavors. You can swap out the sweet potato with pumpkin if you’re scared of putting potatoes in your cookies.

Also, hello. Browned Butter Glaze.

You’ll want to just eat it with a spoon, so I recommend doubling the batch so you’ll have enough for the cookies and enough for you, a spoon, a dark room, and a bucketful of shame.

sweet potato cookie recipe

sweet potato cookie recipe

Sweet Potato Cookies

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Servings: 30 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, holiday recipes, thanksgiving
Calories: 151 kcal

These sweet potato cookies are topped with most delicious browned butter glaze! I could eat a dozen in a matter of minutes.


For the cookies
  • 15 ounces canned sweet potatoes, in syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
For the glaze
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Drain the syrup from the sweet potatoes and place the sweet potatoes in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and 1/2 cup of white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and pureed sweet potatoes until well combined.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mmix until well combined.

  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and gently press it to the top of the cookies to slightly flatten.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely before glazing.
  8. Add the butter to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Melt the butter and continue cooking over medium heat, whisking constantly. Butter will foam as it cooks. Cook until the butter turns a golden brown.

  9. Remove from the heat. Stir in the powdered sugar and whisk until you have a smooth glaze.

  10. Spread a small spoonful of glaze on each cookie.

Recipe Notes

Canned yams may also be used.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 219IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.