Decadent Dark Chocolate and Sweet Potato Cookies: A Vegan Delight

Dive into the world of baking with these luxurious Dark Chocolate and Sweet Potato Cookies, offering a delightful twist on classic flavors. This recipe combines the rich, velvety taste of dark chocolate with the subtle sweetness of sweet potatoes, resulting in a vegan cookie that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Perfect for those who love a touch of uniqueness in their treats.

Why You’ll Love This:

  • Vegan-Friendly: Made with plant-based ingredients, these cookies are a guilt-free pleasure for anyone following a vegan lifestyle.
  • Unique Flavor Combination: The sweet potato puree adds a moist texture and a slight sweetness that perfectly complements the dark chocolate.
  • Versatile: Whether you’re a chocolate lover or a sweet potato aficionado, these cookies are sure to please with their balanced flavor profile.

Perfect Occasion: These cookies are perfect for a variety of occasions:

  • Holiday Gatherings: Impress your guests during the holiday season with these unique treats.
  • Cozy Nights In: Enjoy these comforting cookies on a chilly evening with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
  • Bake Sales and Parties: Stand out at any event by bringing these distinctive and delicious cookies.

Decoration Tips:

  • Sugar Dusting: Before baking, lightly dust the cookies with a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar for a festive look.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: Melt additional dark chocolate and drizzle it over the cooled cookies for an extra chocolatey finish.
  • Edible Flowers: For a touch of elegance, garnish the cookies with edible flowers right before serving.


  • Combine in a bowl:
    • 1 1/4 cups of flour
    • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and set aside.
  • In a different bowl, mix until light and airy:
    • 8 tablespoons of room-temperature refined coconut oil or a plant-based butter substitute
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of packed dark brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup of mashed roasted sweet potato
    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 3 tablespoons of white miso paste
  • Gently incorporate the flour mixture into the creamy mixture.
  • Stir in:
    • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
    • Optionally, 1 cup of dark chocolate chunks
  • Cover the dough and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight, or quickly chill it in the freezer for an hour.

Baking Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place scoops of the dough on lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookie edges are firm.

Enjoy these warm, enticing treats that blend the unexpected flavors of dark chocolate and sweet potatoes into a memorable baking masterpiece. Enjoy!

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