The Finer Cookie:
Sweet Potato Panelettes

Panelettes…oh panelettes…the most charming Catalan cookie of the land.

By Kimberlie Robert

The potato paste can be flavoured in all kinds of ways: with chocolate, coffee, chestnut, pine nut covering. The possibilities are endless, but with sweet potato, lemon and cardamon, they are a delightful surprise. The sweet potato lends its beautiful density, while the coconut determines the final chewy texture. The cardamon, when used judicially, deepens the sweetness and gives a spicy finish. Then there’s the lemon—the beautiful citrusy lemon. They are gluten free, no added fat (except from the almonds) and have such an unexpected appeal, you won’t be sorry for making them or eating them.

Click here for the Sweet Potato Panelettes with Cardamon.

Photographed by Kimberlie Robert

kimberlie robert

Kimberlie Robert is currently the Executive Cookie Maker at The Finer Cookie. As of recently, she has worked as an Executive Assistant for five years. Prior to that she was the Coordinating Director/Partner of an Advertising Agency. She has earned an MA in Art History and a BA in English Literature. She is also a writer and researcher, short story editor, pastry chef, tango dancer and gardener.

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