Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies (Sundays with Joy)
"Oh, come on, try some. You'll like it, I promise!"
How is it that every single time someone says those words they turn out to be a liar?
This is how my dear, incredibly honest aunt became a liar every single Thanksgiving. The food she was talking about? Yams. Yucky yams. I tried them, I did not like them, and then the next year we would go through the same thing.
You know what else I didn't like? Every year? Sweet potatoes. Because they tasted like yams.
Vegetables are not supposed to be sweet! It is against the laws of nature, right?!
This week's Sundays with Joy recipe is sweet potato chocolate chip cookies. Sweet potatoes + chocolate chips.
Yes, you read that correctly.
But... but. Hold on a second. When I was in Nashville this summer I went to this local joint called the Pancake Pantry and I was told I had to try the sweet potato pancakes. "Come on," they said, "try them. You'll like them. Promise." Liar liar, pants on fire...
Except when I did try them (a bite off someone else's plate) I DID like them. A lot.
So this recipe by Joy the Baker did actually sound like it had some good potential.
Yes, those are some large 'heaping tablespoons' there. And yes, my cookies came out quite large. But whatever, they taste GOOD.
Sweet potatoes, you are no longer on the Yucky List! Maybe vegetables can be sweet, in sweet things. Now I need to try some yams...
Since I am participating in October Unprocessed this year, I made these so they would be 'unprocessed'. (I know it is not October until tomorrow, but I will be eating them in October, so I figured I should just go for it.) These cookies were made with unbleached flour, raw sugar, and some chocolate chips that are made out of the same types of things (pure sugar, unsweetened cocoa, cocoa butter, and salt -- that's it, no more, no less). You, of course, can make them any way you like them, but however you do it, they taste good.
Go ahead, try some. You'll like it. I promise.
And I am not lying!
Recipe adapted from the Joy the Baker Cookbook. Do yourself a favor and buy a copy HERE.