Combine potatoe, vanilla 1 cup at a time of the 10x sugar to form a soft non sticky dough.
Take note on this: Mashed will use more sugar than the baked. Baked will be drier.
Working with 1 Teaspoon of mixture for each candy shape into small irregular spheres (like new potatoes). Set on wax paper to dry slightly before coating. If you coat before drying out your cinnamon will be wet and blotchy. After they dry a little. Toss candies a few at a time in a plastic bag with cinnamon. Shake off excess. Store in cool dry place.
You can add to the mix chopped coconut to the mix.
How to make it
Here is a version I have not tried that I would like to try:
1 stick butter room temp.
1 pound 10x sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 or 2 tablespoons old bushmill irish whiskey
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup 10x sugar & 4 teaspoon cinnamon
Beat butter and 1 pound 10x sugar. Add cream and whiskey with coconut by hand.
Refrigerate 2-3 hours. Shape into walnut size balls like new potatoes. Roll into cinnamon and 10x sugar.