Sweet Potato Biscuits

This is the perfect addition to your holiday table.

Serves: 18Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 18


  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1⁄2 cup cold whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, sift together flour, allspice, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Stir together sweet potatoes and milk, then add to dry ingredients. Use a fork and blend until the dough just comes together.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6 to 8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat into 1-inch thickness. Cut into circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brush cream generously onto biscuits, then bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.