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Honey Sweet Potato Cookies

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Servings: 72
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Honey

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

2  cups  powdered sugar
1/4  cup  butter, softened
1  teaspoon  vanilla
1  tablespoon  milk, up to 2 tablespoons if needed

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

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