BGB Friendsgiving: Chocolate Cardamom Sweet Potato Cookies

These Chocolate Cardamom Sweet Potato Cookies are perfect, whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving later this month or just want a dessert for this glorious season that is fall.


It’s no secret that we all love this time of year. The weather is sometimes cold, sometimes warm, and something in between. We’ve said goodbye to the carefree days of summer but thankfully, the holiday season is approaching and that’s always something to be super excited about. I for one can’t wait to watch all the cheesy made for TV holiday movies to my heart’s content. Now that is living.

My fellow bloggers from the BGB Community are each sharing a Friendsgiving recipe, and when I think of both fall and Thanksgiving, I immediately think of sweet potatoes. These are one of my fave fall foods (or in general, really) and I’ve always wanted to try baking with them. Since pumpkin pie spices go super well with sweet potatoes, I’ve combined those with gluten-free brown rice flour, coconut oil, eggs, and some cocoa powder for a sweet treat that is still good for you.


I used cardamom for the first time recently for a pumpkin pie recipe, and since I still have a huge bottle, I added it to these cookies. It gives a really nice flavor, even if, let’s be real, it doesn’t smell super great.

Baking with sweet potatoes is super simple. All you have to do is roast the sweet potato, mash it when it’s done, and combine with the other ingredients. It’s so simple I might just do this every day.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

Chocolate Cardamom Sweet Potato Cookies
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These Chocolate Cardamom Sweet Potato Cookies are the perfect Thanksgiving or fall treat.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 cookies
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Put parchment on a baking sheet.
  2. Cut the sweet potato in three pieces and place on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes or until totally soft.
  4. Bring the oven temperature down to 350 and line another baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together your wet ingredients.
  6. Combine all the ingredients.
  7. Form the cookies on the parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.

Happy Friendsgiving!


Aya Tsintziras is a food blogger at She posts gluten-free, dairy-free and mostly sugar-free recipes, lifestyle and pop culture stories on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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  1. Oooh, the flavor of cardamom always reminds me of the holidays! These look scrumptious. I am SO excited for the holidays this year! I’m ready to get back home after a long term at school and just relax for a few weeks. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Claire! That sounds so, so nice. Your holidays will be well deserved!

  2. This recipe is right up my alley! I’ll definitely have to give this a shot. Happy Friendsgiving!! xoxo

    1. Thank you Nicole! I really hope you enjoy them! Happy Friendsgiving 🙂

  3. Your sweet treats are always so power packed! I’m not sure I’ve ever used cardamom in cookies, but it sounds like it would be so so delicious. <3

    1. Thanks Emily, that’s so nice to hear! It’s becoming one of my favourite spices!

  4. Ahhhh! Those cookies look so so good! I love that you put sweet potato in em’! Will definitely have to locate some cardamom so I can make this. *-* They’d make an awesome Thanksgiving treat! <3

    1. Thank you, Farrah! I’m now hooked on baking with sweet potato.

  5. These sound so good! I love chocolate and warm spices together… and cookies, of course 😉

    1. Thanks so much, Ellen! I hope you enjoy them if you make them!

  6. I just found cardamom hidden away in my spice drawer… I don’t think I’ve ever used it! So now I know!! These are so cool. So unique. Sweet potato and chocolate…. I mean how can you lose?

    1. Yay for cardamom! You can’t lose haha. I hope you love these cookies if you get a chance to make them!

  7. Oh I looooooooove the addition of cardamom in these cookies. And sweet potato!? Girl, these are my kind of cookie!

    1. Thank you so much, Ellie! I hope you love them if you try them!

  8. Such a delicious flavor combination with the sweet potatoes, cardamom, and chocolate! Hppy Friendsgiving!

    1. Thank you so much! Happy Friendsgiving!

  9. I LOVE the spices in these cookies! I adore cardamom… and cinnamon… and of course ginger! Yum!

    1. Thank you, Christine!

  10. Sweet ps are one of my favorite foods too! I have never tried using brown rice flour, but now I am really intrigued. These sounds like the perfect snacking material. Happy Friendsgiving!

    1. You will love baking with brown rice flour! It’s so great!

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  12. These look so fudgy and flavorful! YUM!

    1. Thanks so much, Allie!

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