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Sweet Potato Biscuits are simple to make and such a special addition to your table.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Slightly sweet with a subtle touch of cinnamon, these Sweet Potato Biscuits will be the star of your table.
5 from 5 votes
Servings 18 biscuits

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons shortening cut into small chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons butter cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes (about 1 large sweet potato) processed in food processor or mashed with potato masher
  • 1/3 cup milk or half-and-half

Instructions
 

  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  • Cut in shortening and butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. 
  • Add sweet potatoes and milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, kneading 4 or 5 times.
  • Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with 2-2.5 inch biscuit cutter.
  • Place on lightly greased baking sheet or parchment paper.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 14-15 minutes in traditional oven or at 350 in convection oven for 12-13 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Brush with melted butter, if desired.

Notes

The yield will depend on the size of your biscuit cutter. I got 18 with a 2 inch cutter, but you'll only get 12-14 if you use a 2.5 cutter.
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