For many years now, a close friend and I have shared the tradition of giving for Christmas. We usually donate to a non-profit that helps to feed children and families that are in need of food. We then share the information about that agency in our Christmas cards to each other.
Doesn’t it feel great to give and share, especially this time of year? Doesn’t it also feel great when you show and share love via food? Well, you can do both in the Share Our Strength 12 Days of Sharing fundraising campaign and virtual cookie swap hosted by In Jennie’s Kitchen.
Another unique feature to this campaign is that other bloggers serve as co-hosts (today I am co-hosting) to help spread the awareness to all of our readers. And if simply giving by posting or by donating isn’t enough, there are great prizes!
My cookie recipe came about back in October when I could not find a can of Pumpkin Puree anywhere so I decided to make some sweet potato puree and utilize it to make cookies. These really are more of a moist cake type cookie and are not really sweet enough for my family until I add the glaze.
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 whole egg
6 oz cup non-fat plain yogurt
1 sweet potato puree, cooked until tender, peeled and pureed (1 lg. sweet potato)
optional: 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds