Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Words of Wisdom

Its amazing that despite the fact that my dad has been through the ringer with his brain cancer diagnosis, he still manages to dispense invaluable advice. My dad’s issues aside, I’ve dealt with so many other issues in my own life lately, and he manged to navigate me through them.

I wish I could be as wise as he and as wise as some of my other friends.

I wish I could pass down words of wisdom to help others like most parents and Gandhi.

But I can’t.

I’m as wise as Mr. Potato head. Ok, maybe  a notch wiser when he’s wearing his mustache.

So all I offer you today is brief words of wisdom (bonus, they are under 140 characters. Since its seems thats what most people can stand these days).

You Don’t Eat, You Don’t Shit. You Don’t Shit, You Die: For all those deep in denial of your eating disorders. It is an emperical truth of the universe.

Don’t Sneeze When You’re Pregnant and Need to Pee:  You know, so you don’t accidentally pee your pants or have your baby…

Don’t Get Caught with a Living Boy or a Dead Hooker : Solid advice for politicians

Never Make Eye-Contact with Anyone When Eating a Banana: Or any edible phallic item.

Don’t Drink and Bake: you might forget about the cookies and burn them.

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: well, it rhymes so it must be true.

Any little nuggets of wisdom you would like to share? Lets try to keep it at 140 characters or less, just cause.

On that note….I’ll share with you my new sweet potato cookie recipe. Completely contrived on a whim when there was an excess of sweet potatoes laying around.

You will need

1/2 stick of  unsalted butter (or 4 tbs of butter substitute of choice)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar or sweetener of choice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup sweet potato puree
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or almond flour works well for a gluten free version
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350 F and prep your baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, cream together the butter until fluffy and add the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and blend on medium speed until well mixed and fluffy. Then add the sweet potato and mix well.

In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients.  Add the sifted dry ingredients into the sweet potato mixture and blend all is incorporated and resembles a cookie dough batter .

Fold in the chocolate chips and scoop the dough into the prepared sheet pans by rounded tablespoons.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and golden.  Cool on the pan for few  minutes before scarfing. Yet another little nugget of wisdom.


18 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Words of Wisdom

  1. A few nuggets I like:
    Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

    Don’t fry bacon nude

    Steer clear of yellow snow

    When life hands you lemons – add some tequila, triple sec, ice and have a margarita!!

  2. Don’t use dishwashing soap in lieu of dishwasher detergent in the dishwasher.
    (Learnt the hard way. )
    Also not a good idea to put ALL your towels in the wash at once. You never know when you’ll need one — or you may just be lucky enough to learn this after stepping out of the shower on such an occasion. (4 washclothes and then I resorted to paper towels.)

  3. Hahahaha don’t drink and bake might be something to advise…but sometimes, drunken food concoctions are REALLY interesting.

    You should also not go grocery shopping after spending a number of hours winetasting. When you get home and look at what you bought..it’s quite hilarious.

    OK, maybe that’s reason to do it.

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