Introduction: Ube Sugar Cookies

Ube (purple yams) add a delicious nutty flavor (similar to pistachio) to sugar cookies. If you don't have fresh ube available, powdered ube is a great alternative!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup powdered ube
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 drops purple food dye

Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and ube powder until combined. Set aside.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

Cream butter. Add egg and vanilla then mix until smooth.

Step 3: Slowly Add the Dry Ingredients to the Wet.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Once fully incorporated, add a few drops of purple and continue mixing on low until the desired color is achieved.

Step 4: Divide the Dough and Chill

Divide the dough in half and cover in plastic wrap. Chill in fridge for two hours.

Step 5: Roll and Cut Dough

Using powdered sugar, roll out cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out desired shape and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake and Decorate

Bake cookies for about 6-7 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown. Once cooled, decorate as desired. You can drizzle with white chocolate and topped with chopped pistachios as shown. Enjoy!

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