Coconut Chocolate Sweet Potato Cookies!

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 32 mins
  • Yield: 30
  • Category: Dessert


  • medium sweet potato, mashed {should be about 1 1/4 cups}
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, finely shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate {I like the Enjoy Life ones; they’re gluten, dairy, nut and soy free!}
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Butter, Ghee or Coconut Oil


  1. Pre-Heat your oven to 375{F}
  2. Wash your sweet potato and chop it up and put it in a pot with water to boil on the stove to make the mashed sweet potatoes. You do have a choice here — peeling or not peeling the sweet potato. I’ve tried both ways. Not peeling it gives it a lot more texture with I like, but play around with it and find which one you prefer!
  3. While that’s boiling combine the rest of the ingredients, except for the butter in a bowl. Mix it up well.
  4. When your sweet potatoes are fork tender, drain them and add in your butter, ghee or coconut oil in and mash well. Taste test them and if you feel you want more of a creamy/butter taste add a little bit more in 🙂 It says in the Ingredients that you’re looking for 1 1/4 cups {ish} of sweet potato. But if you’re a little over or a little under don’t worry about it! And if you make too much, you’ve got half your lunch done for tomorrow!
  5. Combine your sweet potato with the rest of the ingredients. I love this part because it melts some of the chocolate so it’s less “chocolate chip” and more “chocolate”!
  6. On a large baking sheet {I lined mine with aluminum foil}, scoop your cookie dough out using a teaspoon measure — I did these as heaping teaspoons.
  7. And for once I made it easy! Just leave them as they are once you drop them onto the cookie sheet! And these don’t really spread out so you can keep them close{ish} together!
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until they’re firm and slightly browned on the bottom.
  9. Try to let them cool before eating or be me and eat one right away while burning your tongue!