Soft Chewy White Chocolate Chip Ube Crinkles Recipe

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These ube cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth! If you’re like me, you always gotta have a little something sweet after a meal. Plus, this ube crinkles recipe is packed with plenty of ube flavor and chocolatey goodness from the white chocolate chips. 

Related: ube eggless macaroons, ube pancake recipe, ube cheesecake recipe

Ube crinkle cookies closeup.

This recipe is my take on a classic crinkle cookies recipe without the cakey texture. These soft cookies with a little bit of chew were inspired by the traditional chocolate crinkle cookie.

Why you’ll Love this Recipe

If you’re looking to impress your close friends with a delicious treat or just a fan of ube desserts like I am, this ube crinkles recipe is a must-try! Not only are these cookies soft and chewy, but they also have an eye-catching, vibrant purple color. With each bite, you’ll experience the delightful flavor of ube, making these cookies an irresistible treat that’s perfect for the holiday season.

What is Ube?

Ube is a sweet purple yam known for its distinctive color and a subtly sweet flavor. From ube halaya jam to ube cake and ice cream, this versatile ingredient is a staple in Filipino desserts, adding richness and a unique purple hue that makes these dishes both stunning and delicious.

Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Granulated sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ube extract
  • White chocolate chips
  • Confectioners’ sugar

See recipe card for quantities. 

Ube crinkles recipe ingredients.

Ube Extract by Butterfly 2 oz

Step By Step Instructions

Here you will find process shots along with step-by-step instructions so that making these cookies at home is a breeze!

Did you know?

Ube can also be used in savory dishes like ube-filled empanadas or ube soup making it a truly versatile root veggie.

How to Make the Best Ube Crinkle Cookies

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. 
  2. In a separate bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and ube extract until well combined. 
  3. Next, you’ll want to pour your bowl of dry ingredients into your bowl of wet ingredients. 
  4. Adjust mixer speed to low and mix for a few seconds, leaving a few streaks of flour.
  5. Pour in white chocolate chips. Fold chips into the cookie batter. 
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill the cookie dough for four hours or overnight. Remove bowl from the refrigerator and let sit out for 10 minutes. 
  7. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough balls. Add icing sugar (powdered sugar) to a small bowl. Roll each dough ball in the bowl of sugar so that it is completely covered. Doing this step is what creates that fun crinkle effect. 
  8. Place six powdered cookie dough balls onto your prepared baking sheet.  
  9. Bake cookies at 350°F for 13 minutes or until cookie edges are firm and the center is puffed up but still looks slightly wet. I recommend baking one sheet at a time.
  10. Place the sheet of baked cookies on a wire rack and allow them to cool for a couple of minutes before enjoying.

Find the measurements and full recipe below!

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Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Chill Zone – It’s important to not skip the chilling time for your cookie dough. This will keep your cookies from spreading too much when baking. You want to keep it chilled in the refrigerator for at least four hours before baking. Skipping this step is one of the common mistakes people make and it’s usually because they’re just impatient (I mean, can you blame them?)
  • Ube Extract – When shopping for ube ingredients such as fresh ube, ube jam or extract, your best bet is to try your local Asian grocery store. 
  • Room Temperature – Be sure to use room temperature ingredients. 
  • No Overcrowding – Only place six dough balls on each baking sheet to avoid overcrowding when baking. 
  • One-At-A-Time – Bake one sheet of cookies at a time. I find that this makes for more even baking. 
  • Cookie Cutter – Use a big, circular cookie cutter to help shape your cookies nicely after baking them. Do this when they’re fresh out of the oven. See pictures below for reference. 
Round metal cookie cutters.

12 Pcs Donut Hole Cookie Biscuit Cutter Set for Baking

Recipe Variations

  • Cookies and Cream Ube Crinkle Recipe – Crush a few Oreos and toss them in your cookie batter!
  • Ube Ice Cream Sandwich – Add a scoop of vanilla or ube ice cream in between two cookies for an ultra indulgent treat. 

Recipe Substitutions

  • Coconut Oil – Regular vegetable oil would be the perfect alternative to coconut oil. 

This ube crinkles recipe offers a delightful fusion of flavors and textures that will leave a lasting impression on a lot of people. With its vibrant color, irresistible sweetness, and soft and chewy texture, these cookies are sure to become a favorite among friends and family alike.

Storage Tips

Allow cookies to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Layer the cookies with parchment paper to prevent sticking and store them at room temperature. These ube cookies will keep well for five to seven days. Add a piece of bread or tortilla to your container. This will help keep the cookies moist.  

Common Questions Asked About Ube Crinkles Recipe

Can I Make Larger or Smaller Cookies with this Recipe?

Yes. Whichever size you decide to do, just be sure to leave enough room around them on the baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.

Hand holding ube cookie.

Ube Crinkles Recipe

Enjoy the delightful taste of ube with our soft and chewy ube crinkles recipe. These vibrant purple cookies are studded with white chocolate chips, adding a deliciously sweet twist to this Filipino-inspired treat.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:13 minutes
Chilling Time:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 23 minutes
Servings: 18

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ube extract
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar (for rolling cookie dough balls)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and ube extract until well combined. 
  • Next, you'll want to pour your bowl of dry ingredients into your bowl of wet ingredients. Adjust mixer speed to low and mix for a few seconds, leaving a few streaks of flour.
  • Fold white chocolate chips into the cookie batter. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill the cookie dough for four hours or overnight. Remove bowl from the refrigerator and let sit out for 10 minutes. 
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough balls. Add icing sugar (powdered sugar) to a small bowl. Roll each dough ball in the bowl of sugar so that it is completely covered. Doing this step is what creates that fun crinkle effect. 
  • Place six powdered cookie dough balls onto your prepared baking sheet.  Bake cookies at 350°F for 13 minutes or until cookie edges are firm and the center is puffed up but still looks slightly wet. I recommend baking one sheet at a time.
  • Place the sheet of baked cookies on a wire rack and allow them to cool for a couple of minutes before enjoying.

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