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Easy and Delicious Purple Yam (Ube) Cookies

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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33 m servings 134
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  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; 6.6 16.7 1.8 16 101 Full nutrition

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These are so darn good and not overly sweet. They have a fruity sweetness, definitely unique. This recipe is spot on, too. They whip up in no time, one bowl, no mess and were ready in exactly e...

I loved this recipe and was excited to make something tasty with my ube powder.. It is wonderful as written. Thank you for sharing. I did make 2 changes because I wanted a sweet cookie and...

Easy recipe to make. I, too, added food coloring (blue and red was the best combination versus just using the violet food color in my set) to add a deeper purple hue. I rolled the balls in pow...

These cookies were easy to make and delicious! I added 3 drops each of blue and red food coloring since another review mentioned that the color was a bit pale purple. Thank you for sharing this ...

I made this recipe according to the directions and was very pleased. The taste and texture of these cookies are satisfying. The recipe is quick and easy to make.