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Honey Sweet Potato Cookies
Oct 7th, 2002, 6:16pm, Posted by Linda ?

1/2 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups honey, divided
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
4 teaspoons baking powder

Cream shortening and 3/4 cup honey. Add eggs. Mix sweet potatoes and remaining honey together, then combine with creamed mixture. Blend in sifted dry ingredients. Fold in raisins and pecans. Chill for 30 minutes. Drop by tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Frost with vanilla frosting when cool. Makes 6 dozen cookies. -

VANILLA FROSTING
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk

Sift powdered sugar. Cream together butter, vanilla and sugar. Add milk until frosting is of a spreading consistency.

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