Mashed Potato Cookies on rectangular silver platter.
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Mashed Potato Cookies

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Yes, Mashed Potato Cookies are a real thing! Adding mashed potatoes to the batter makes the cookies soft and moist, without adding potato flavor. I wasn’t sure at first, but they really are quite delicious. This recipe has plenty of spices to make these cookies very flavorful, too!

Mashed Potato Cookies
Mashed Potato Cookies

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Butter
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Egg
Ingredients for Mashed Potato Cookies
Ingredients for Mashed Potato Cookies

Equipment You May Need

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Adjustable Measuring Cup
  • Flour Sifter
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mixer
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Pastry Brush

Helpful Tips

  • A whisk can be used in place of a flour sifter
  • An Adjustable Measuring Cup makes measuring corn syrup much easier
  • A cookie scoop makes it easier to measure and scoop cookie dough evenly

Variations and Substitutes

  • Substitute raisins with craisins (dried cranberries)
  • Omit raisins and/or nuts
  • Use allspice in place of cinnamon
  • Vary the type of nuts used. I used walnuts, but pecans would also be delicious.

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Final Thoughts

I was pleasantly surprised with how delicious these cookies tasted. It was hard to get some people to try them because they knew mashed potatoes were in them. Most people were willing to try them, though. Next time, I am not going to tell my friends and co-workers that these cookies contain mashed potatoes until after they take a bite and say how good they are. Then, I will surprise them by telling them that they contain mashed potatoes. It would be fun to see their reactions. What do you think? Do Mashed Potato Cookies sound like something you would be willing to try?

Mashed Potato Cookies on rectangular silver platter.
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5 from 5 votes

Mashed Potato Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 1970’s Recipe, Cookies, Mashed Potato Cookies, Potato Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Heidi Bruaw

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Raisins
  • ¼ Cup Nuts coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • Cup Mashed Potatoes hot
  • 1 Egg
  • Sugar extra to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Grease cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, spices, and salt together.
  • Stir in raisins and nuts.
  • Cream together sugar, corn syrup, and butter.
  • Beat into mashed potatoes.
  • Combine all ingredients and stir.
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheet.
  • Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

  • A whisk can be used in place of a flour sifter
  • An Adjustable Measuring Cup makes measuring corn syrup much easier
  • A cookie scoop makes it easier to measure and scoop cookie dough evenly

Adapted from “The American-International Encyclopedic Cookbook” by Anne London, Copyright 1972

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