I can’t believe that I lived a whole 22 years until I finally had my first taro milk tea! That’s thanks to my husband for introducing me to the world of boba and milk tea. The first one I had was actually from a donut shop in Long Beach, Ca (we lived out there for a couple years). After my first one, I was hooked. I wanted to try all the flavors and there’s a lot! Even after trying all the varieties, taro milk tea was and still is my favorite.

I used a taro powder mix to give these cookies their purple hue and unique flavor. This is what is typically used to make the teas at your local tea and boba shops. I was easily able to find this on Amazon. I’ve included a link below to the same one that I used. Note in the recipe that I did not add any sugar. The reason? The taro mix comes sweetened and didn’t feel the need to add anymore. You also get a bit of added sweetness with the addition of white chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle which is completely optional but I highly recommend!

Let me know in the comments if you give this recipe a try! Would you like to see any other tea themed cookies or desserts?

Looking for another delicious cookie recipe? Try White Chocolate Chunk & Cherry Cookies

Taro Blended Crème Mix by Angel Specialty Products [3 LB]
Taro milk tea cookies with white chocolate chips next to a bowl of white chocolate chips.

White Chocolate Chip Taro Cookies

These cookies are the ideal combination of taro milk tea and a classic shortbread cookie. This recipe yields a dozen of these purple-hued delights!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, filipino
Servings 12


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup taro milk tea powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

White Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, not melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In your stand mixer, combine softened butter and taro milk tea powder. Mix on high for about 3 minutes. I did not add any sugar to this recipe because the taro powder has sugar in it already. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk togtether flour, baking soda and salt. Pour these dry ingedients into your mixer bowl and combine. Add in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 6 balls of dough onto each cookie sheet and flatten them slightly. Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Feel free to top off with extra chocolate chips while the cookies are still warm.

White Chocolate Drizzle:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, pour in 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 tsp of coconut oil. Microwave in 20 second increments until you achieve desired cinsistency. Stir chocolate after every 20 seconds.
  • Place a quart size ziploc bag into a tall glass. Pour in chocolate and snip a small corner with scissors. Drizzle design on cookies and enjoy!
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