Easy and Delicious Purple Yam (Ube) Cookies


A simple recipe for purple yam cookies. These taste awesome! They're very soft and cake-like in texture. These are dome-shaped once they bake. You can flatten them as desired. This is a flexible recipe. You can add a teaspoon (or more) of baking soda instead of baking powder if you want a thinner cookie. I think you can top these with some white chocolate chips after baking.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
24 servings


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • cup purple yam powder, or more to taste

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.

  2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, purple yam powder, and flour, in this order, in a large bowl until dough is well blended. Drop tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies look firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool for at least 5 minutes before gently transferring to a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

To test your batter, drop a tablespoon of the batter into a microwaveable mug and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and mix until it resembles cake batter. Microwave for a minute or two until cooked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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