Easy to Make Ube Crinkles Recipe

Ube Crinkles Recipe (Purple Yam Crinkles Recipe)

Ever since I made the Ube Macapuno Cupcakes from this post, I have been thinking of ways on how to incorporate ube in desserts. Of course, I already make an ube cake, and ube bars as well, but I’m thinking I could still do more with ube. Agree?  I hope so!

ube crinkles recipe

A couple of weeks back, I tried coming up with an ube version of the crinkle cookie. Unfortunately, when I made it, it fell flat (literally) want to see a picture? Here you go.  Too bad it was flat and just had too many holes in the cookie, an indication I added way to much leavener. But, oh my my my my! It was so good! I didn’t know where I got the strength to resist it because I was so tempted to finish the whole batch!

ube crinkles recipe

I was raring to bake this again to perfect it but too bad, I ran out of my favorite ube jam from Mountain Maid Training Center. Thank heavens from my family who indulges my baking addictions, they bought me a few jars to experiment with last week. Yey!

ube crinkles recipe

The final recipe I came up with was less sweet than the original one and I lessened the baking powder as well. The result? It’s just the perfect ube crinkle. It’s like eating a spoonful of ube jam, only it’s in cookie form. Yum? Yum!!!

And oh, a piece of advise? While it is good freshly baked, these cookies just keeps getting better as the days pass by. Want to see how I made it?

ube crinkles recipe

To make the ube crinkles, we start by mixing together all the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt. Whether you want to sift it or dry whisk it, it’s all up to you. For this recipe, I just dry whisked. Worked for me. In a mixing bowl, cream together to sugars (white and brown) and butter until light and fluffy.

ube crinkles recipe

Beat in the egg and mix well.

ube crinkles recipe

Now for the fun part – add in the Ube!!! Both the jam and the flavoring.

ube crinkles recipe

Mix well until batter will look like this .

ube crinkles recipe

Now, add the dry ingredients.

ube crinkles recipe

Cover the crinkle cookie dough with a cling wrap and let it chill in the refrigerator. I chilled mine overnight, but if you can’t wait, the four hours will do.

ube crinkles recipe

Ohhh!!! Another fun part! Place the powdered sugar in a medium sized bowl. There will be lumps in the sugar but it really doesn’t matter. We’ll just be using it as a coat. Now, get the dough from the ref and get an ice cream scooper. I used a .25 oz  (1 1/2 teaspoon) sized  scoop. I like small cookies, they’re pretty nice.

ube crinkles recipe

Roll the dough into a ball and coat with powdered sugar. Place them in the cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for 7 minutes at 350F. You can make approximately 76 yummy ube cookies from this recipe.

ube crinkles recipe

The finished product. That bright ube color? I love it!ube crinkles recipe

Let the cookies cool in the in the cookie sheet for about 30 minutes before transferring them in the cooling rack or your tummy. Your cooling rack or your tummy? You’re choice.

ube crinkles recipe

Ube Crinkles Recipe

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup ube jam / halaya (I used Ube Jam from Mountain Maid Training Center)
  • 1 teaspoon ube flavoring (I used the McCormick Ube Flavor)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Assemble team dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg.
  3. Add in ube jam and ube flavoring then gradually add in the dry ingredients.
  4. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Using a .25 oz (1 1/2 teaspoon) ice cream scoop, roll the cookie dough into balls and coat with powdered sugar.
  6. Bake at 350F for 7 minutes or until done.


Cookies are okay to store at room temp for a week.


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  1. Catherine says

    Thank you for sharing your recipe Aikko.i have all the ingredients except for the ube jam,will drop by the pinoy shop to grab some.i’ve been waiting for this post.so excited to make this one for my family.

    Catherine of So into Cakes by Catherine

  2. MommyG says

    Hi, this looks yum! Will definitely try this! First of your many recipes that i will try! Thanks for sharing! Anyways, may i ask where did you bought your cake stands? Thanks a lot and Godbless!

  3. Rachelle says

    Just came across your blog, and OMG, I am so happy to have stumbled upon it! Thank you for sharing so many yummy recipes and making them look so simple to do! You have awakened the sleeping baking monster within. Can’t wait to start baking again and trying these out. Thank you! New follower here! :)

  4. anne says

    Hi aiko. I cant find ube halaya in any sm grocery stores here in las pinas as well in paranaque. Its so frustrating because I really wanna try this recipe. Can I use ube powder instead? How much do I need? Thanks Aiko I’ve already tried 3 of your recipes (chocolate moist, choco crinkles and brownies) and they are all fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  5. nae says

    hi ms aiko! thank u for sharing your recipes with us! can u also make red velvet crinkles & share the recipe pls?? TIA! more power! :)

  6. Cecille says

    Hi! Tried it and it was great! Made it into a sandwich with cream cheese frosting. Yum! Posted some pics and some are asking for the recipe, I’ll direct them to your site.
    Thanks for posting this recipe!

  7. Eva Donaire says

    can’t find ube flavoring here in the US, is there any alternatives? Can I use powder ube instead of jam?

  8. Jen Vargs says

    I tried baking this but how come the powdered sugar dissolved into the dough afew minutes after I rolled the dough on it? Seems my dough is not dry enough…could it be because i chilled the dough for 2 nights instead of just 1 night?

  9. anna says

    Hello thank you for the recipe but can i use taro or ube powder instead of the halaya jam? If ok would you mind giving me the measurement. Thanks in advance :)

  10. Aida Paez says

    Thank u for sharing recipes……. I really luv it …. I’ll wait for another exciting recipes…..God bless…

  11. Margarita says

    I just put my mixture in the fridge so i can bake it tom. But mine didn’t turn that bright violet color. Would it be okay to put food coloring?

  12. Miranda says

    Can you please post for a recipe that is easy for cheese cake but not blue berry other alternative plsGod bless Aikko

  13. Jaimie says

    Do I really need UBe flavoring? I’ve been wanting to do this and I have the UBe jam. I don’t think they sell the UBe flavoring in NY.

  14. Eloisa Magdaluyo says

    Hi I tried this recipe and found the dough very sticky to roll in a ball. Is it supposed to be very sticky? After I dropped it in the powdered sugar it got easier to roll in a ball. It turned out yummy but how do I keep the beautiful purple color to stay?? Mine is not as vibrant!

  15. Grace Agresor says

    Hi Aikko! I’m so happy I found your website! I love all your recipes and the ingredients are not hard to find. I’m from Nevada and we have a few filipino stores to shop at so I’m really happy to try baking some of your wonderful recipes. Thanks again!

  16. Shiine says

    I’ve tried this just now, the taste was superb and smell is very enticing but the powdered sugar dissolved, turned out like a cookie.
    Maybe next time I will coat with powdered sugar after baking…or do you have any suggestion?
    Thanks for the recipe sharing!

  17. Chyno says

    Hi Aikko! Thanks for the Recipe, I was wondering if I can use Ube Powder instead of ube Jam? Would there be any difference?


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