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Chocolate Yam Cookies – Afrolems Nigerian Food Blog

Yam in Africa is very diverse. For one minute, they are chocolate yam cookies, and for the next, they are pound yams. In any case, this delicious ingredient turned out to be a serious sleep inducer. It must be high carb content to send a small sleeping fairy to your eyes. As long as you give it a try, you can’t win the sleep battle with yam.

But that little detail wasn’t in this recipe. I wonder;

“Is the form of consumption the cause of sleep-inducing factors?”

If you are new to West African and Nigerian cuisine, African yam is usually consumed in several acceptable formats. These are; boiled yams, fried yams, yams, roasted yams, and battered yams sometimes called yams. So far, in these other versions you feel heavy and fulfilling, which leads to sleep. But when I baked these cookies, the opposite was true. If you can explain with a food scientist, leave a comment below and learn from you.

Chocolate yam cookie recipe


  • 1/2 cup mashed potato
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp sweetened cocoa powder


Crush the yam with melted butter and salt.

After mixing, add baking powder and brown sugar and mix.

Next, add cocoa powder and flour and mix until the dough is made.

Stretch the dough and cut the cookie into the desired shape.

Place the cookies in a greased baking pan in a 350F preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Take out the cookie and let it cool.

You can sprinkle extra chocolate on the chocolate yam cookies and grate the orange peel.

Serve with coffee or tea, or alone.

Chocolate yam cookie

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