12 Reviews

I made these to serve for communion at church on World Communion Sunday along with bread from other countries and they were a hit. The teens in the Confirmation class badgered me to make them that night at their class and they gulped them down with gallons of milk. Now I'm sharing the recipe with most of the church. As others have noted, be careful not to overbake.

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revbet October 15, 2010

I made these for the DPW shops at work this past Christmas. They were G*O*N*E in no time. When they asked me what was in them and I said, "Oh, sweet potato..." they thought I was kidding. I did use just a bit more lemon in the glaze, and you just need a bit of the glazing on the cookie. Don't over-bake them...8 to 10 minutes is sufficient, or they will burn. These cookies are a definite addition to the recipe folder.

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Chessiegal May 21, 2010

I made these cookies for a reunion of people from Zimbabwe - Umtali H.S. recently - and every last cookie was eaten! Very easy recipe- loved the hint of nutmeg and fresh lemon in the cookie and glaze. Will experiment next time with some nuts.

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bfleshman November 19, 2009

I had a great time making it! I am not a baker so I wasn't sure, but my sister, the real baker of the family, gave her approval! I'm going to do it again with my kids!

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dagr663 December 06, 2008

I just made these--they're delicious biscuit-like cookies.

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corriella08 October 15, 2008

My 14-year-old son made them for a Zimbabwe presentation at school. They were a big hit and are a new family favorite! Delicious.

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zschunke March 26, 2008

I made these cookies a few years ago for a Zimbabwean dinner and entertainment evening at a local church. As soon as desserts came out, the sweet potato cookies were GONE! They were quite popular and well received. They aren't as sweet as most other cookies but, rather, just sweet enough. Nice texture and the lemon zest gives it that great perky flavor. I used the zest and juice of a fresh lemon. I hope, by now, Laurie has tried them! They are not difficult to make.

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Holy Crumpet November 01, 2007

Needed a recipe from Zimbabwe for my son's project at school. These cookies are so great that I plan on cooking them more often. Definitely add to the cookbook!

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deballen02 June 05, 2007

Delicious! The nutmeg gives them a distinct but subtle flavor, and the glaze adds just the right amount of extra sweetness. I made them slightly bigger than a teaspoon, & baked them 10 minutes instead of 7. Don't wait for them to brown on top or they will burn! Also, I was too generous w/glaze on first tray & ran out for the last tray. Just a dab of glaze is plenty! I think they might be good with just a bit of finely chopped pecans. Definitely in the "I-would-make-these-again" category!

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JRink July 05, 2006

I made these and these just for the fun of it & to try something different. They were very good. I made them rounded Tbl size not rounded Tsp as recipe suggests, cooked them for 10 min & they turned out fine! My second batch I made, I shredded the sweet potato with electric shredder because I just didn't feel like using the hand held one to make sweet potato fine. I added 1 cap full of Pure Vanilla Extract, 2-1/4 Tsp Nutmeg & a little over 1/4 Cup honey & Walnuts. They turned out GREAT Family Loved them! Extra ingredients added just a little bit more to the cookie. Very flavorful & didn't take away from lemon zesty flavor at all! Also, both batches I doubled the glaze & put it all over my cookies, I wasn't stingy, excellent!

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mybenz92 November 27, 2013
Cookies from Zimbabwe