Mashed Potato Cookies

"Made to much mashed potatoes for supper, tired of having mashed potato cakes the next day.....then try this to use'em up. You'll be making extra potatoes just to make'em."
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Ready In:
4 dozen




  • In large saucepan heat molasses and butter til the butter melts.
  • Stir in the potatoes mixing til smooth, add dry ingredients, mix well.
  • Mix in walnuts.
  • Drop onto greased sheet, bake at 375' 10-12 min.

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  1. kwistar11
    Good! My grange had a potato potluck and I made these. People liked them!
  2. Gourmetgardener
    Yum yum, what a great way to used up leftover mash! Made these with a bit more mash (because I had more)and 1/2 cup of coconut (because I ffelt like it). The mix was too thick to 'drop', but I spooned rounds onto a baking sheet, then squashed flat with a fork. They were delicious - spices were just right - and I'll definitely be making them again! A great change, as you say, from the usual uses for leftover mash.
  3. rebeccas_land
    Bland!! Very little flavour or sweetness, very thick and floury texture. Sticks to teeth. Instructions are vague , and mixing the ingredients in a hot pot was not effective. Dough was hot when making the balls.
  4. LonghornMama
    I'm not adding stars because my ingredients may have affected the result. I absolutely love molasses but it was completely overpowering in these cookies, to the point that no one would eat them and I ended up throwing them away. Recipe calls for no granulated sugar but 1 cup of molasses which is a lot. I use organic molasses which is very dark brown and may be more intense than other brands. Since other reviewers didn't report any problems, I suspect the issue may have been my molasses. I really wanted to love these cookies and may try them again with 1/2 cup organic molasses and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. The cookies were moist and cakey and didn't spread much on the greased sheets. Thanks for sharing the recipe!



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