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Mable's Potato Cookies Recipe

Mable's Potato Cookies

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"An easy rolled, refrigerator, no bake cookie!"

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen plus Change Servings


  1. Boil unpeeled potato until soft. Let cool slightly then peel and mash.
  2. Stir in confectioners' sugar into the mashed potato and mix until stiff. On a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap roll out potato mixture into 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Spread peanut butter over entire area (adjust thickness to suit taste). Roll up jellyroll-fashion wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for few hours. Cut into slices to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2008

If you are just starting out for the first time on making there cookies(potato candy). Use a small potato, size of golf ball. You will use a little over half a bag of powdered sugar. More if mixture is still to wet when you try and remove it from the bowl. You will need to use powdered sugar to kneed the mixture like bread dough. When no longer tackey, put powdered sugar on rolling pin and roll out. Follow recipe. Place wax paper between each layer of cookies(candy)to keep from sticking together in air tight containe. Hope this advice helps. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2006

I haven't tried this particular recipe, but potatoe candies are a classic at home and we do it without fiexed quantities, because it all depends on the size of the potatoe. Therefore, one should try to get the smallest potatoe possible and add sugar until it forms a dough. You can always cook another potatoe if you find you don't have enough candies in the end (there are never enough...)

Oct 27, 2003

i don't know if i did something wrong or what but this recipe did not work at all for me. the mixture was runny. is there a missing ingredient?

Dec 28, 2009

I used to know these as "pinwheels" and had no clue they were made with potatoes until last year. They are great if you use enough sugar, but VERY hard to roll (at least for me). My husband ended up re-rolling them after sticking them in the freezer for 30 minutes... that's why mine don't look like pinwheels (see photos)- but at least they ended up semi-round and edible and not in the trashcan, which was where I was ready to throw them. I remember my dad's friend's wife making these when I was little and they were *perfect* pinwheels... if you do it correctly. So GOOD LUCK! :) My best recommendation is be patient, and when in doubt stick it in the freezer for a little while to stiffen it up! :)

Apr 28, 2008

I have been trying to find this recipe since the 90`s,I first had it in Va.. this recipe worked out really good. thank you

Feb 11, 2008

I loved this cookie. I do wish however that the size of the potatoe was stated. I used a really large one and had to use more sugar... then I ended up with to much sugar I think. But it came out ok, and everyone ate it up. I think a medium sized potato would have worked the best.

Nov 29, 2006

My mother made these cookies when I was small and I have been looking for this recipe for over 25 years. Thank you for posting it. it means a lot to me. I am going to make them for Christmas and share the memory with my grandkids.

Jul 30, 2009

I tried this and it turned out kind of runny. My mom says its because the warm potato melted the sugar... I probably won't try it again because it didn't taste very good...


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 100 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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