Hildegard’s Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe

This is a simple and delicious spelt, sweet potato cookies recipe, with chocolate chips, inspired by Hildegard of Bingen.

Spelt, Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe


  • 1.5 large sweet potatoes – peeled, steamed and mashed
  • ½ cup sweet unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups of spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Steam sweet potatoes (quickly do so in a pressure cooker).

Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Mix together mashed sweet potatoes, butter, coconut oil and eggs until creamed. Add vanilla and sugars.

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Sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon.

Once wet ingredients are combined, slowly add dry ingredients. Once combined, add chocolate chips.

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Cool batter in refrigerator for 20 minutes and preheat oven to 375 F.

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Spoon cookies onto cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Once baked, remove and let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes or so. Then complete cooling on a cooling rack.

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In the hectic of upcoming chrismas season you might also try our recipe for Hildegard cookies of joy.

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