Spooky Pillow Cookies

The brilliant spicy flavors of Mexican hot chocolate with decadent nuts and sweet potato will melt in your mouth like gooey chewy cookies. The base of this cookie is a sweet potato platform. This is cooked in such a way that gives it a crispy outside and fluffy pillowy inside. Peanut butter is stacked on top, along with spices such as cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cacao powder, and sea salt.

The best part: they are so easy to make after you have baked the sweet potatoes. It only takes 10 minutes to put together more of these cookies. They are also fairly healthy without any added sugar!


  • Sweet Potato
  • Cinnamon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cacao Powder (or nibs!)
  • Pistachios
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt


First, preheat the oven to 400F (205C). Wash your sweet potato with water and leave the skin on, it is supposed to be healthy but it also is important for the cookie. Slice the potato into 1 inch disks. Now sit and wait. Ok.

It is time to open the oven and place a foil wrapped baked potato in the oven. This will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. It’s ok if it seems wet or mushy, this will be fixed soon. Now sit and wait.

Be careful because if you do anything else to pass the time, the recipe could be ruined.

After you are done sitting and waiting, pull the cookies out of the oven because they are done finally. The meditation period that occurred during sitting and waiting will help to enhance your noticing of the flavors and really bring them out.

Preheat a nonstick pan. Decide how many cookies you will eat and cook these until each side is dry and has formed a bit of a crispy skin, as you can see below.

Once finished, take them off and place them on a plate. Sprinkle the top layer with a decent amount of cinnamon. Place a dollop of peanut butter on top of each cookie and put a dash of cacao powder on top of the peanut butter and lightly press or stir a bit so its not powdery anymore. It will absorb into the peanut butter.

Lastly, sprinkle on the cayenne to your liking and then top with pistachios!

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