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Malawian Sweet Potato Cookies are delicious treats made with the goodness of sweet potatoes, providing a unique twist to the classic cookie recipe. These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with flavor. They make for a delightful snack or dessert option that everyone will enjoy.

Malawian Sweet Potato Cookies

Indulge in the rich flavors of Malawian Sweet Potato Cookies. These delightful treats combine the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a blend of warm spices and a hint of vanilla. With a soft and chewy texture, these cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Get ready to experience the unique taste of Malawi in every bite!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course desert
Cuisine malawian


  • Mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • measuring spoon
  • spatula
  • Wire rack


  • mashed seet potatoes
  • granulated sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • large eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cloves


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Add the mashed sweet potatoes, eggs, and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the dough.
  • Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, enjoy the Malawian Sweet Potato Cookies as a delightful snack or dessert.


You can customize these cookies by adding chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips to the dough for extra flavor and texture.
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Enjoy the delightful flavors of Malawian Sweet Potato Cookies, a unique and delicious treat that will leave you craving for more!


Serving: 700g
Keyword malawian sweet potato cookies
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