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Ube Crinkles Recipe


How to make a delicious Crinkles Recipe.

Chewy and Moist Ube Crinkle Cookie Recipe – One of the most popular cookies, it has a crunchy exterior, moist on the inside and coated with powdered sugar on top for a sweet touch. These cookies are made from ube halaya “purple yam jam”, sugar, oil, eggs, flour and confectioner sugar. A sweet and delicious rich ube flavor what a yummy treats for everyone. Ube crinkle cookies are also perfect as gifts for any occasions, it will surely bring a delightful smile to the receiver. So go and make your delicious homemade Ube Crinkles and enjoy!

Makes 2 dozen

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Ube Crinkles Ingredients:

  • ¾ cups white or brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ½ cup Ube Halaya (purple yam jam)
  • 1 teaspoons ube extract
  • Violet food color gel, (optional)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Confectioner “powdered sugar”, for coating

Cooking Procedure:          

  • In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar and canola oil and whisk until well combined. Add the ube halaya and whisk until well combined. Add the egg, ube extract, violet food coloring and mix well until smooth.

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  • In a separate bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Add the sifted dry ingredients into the ube mixture gradually and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until the dough is firm enough to handle, at least 6 hours or more.

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  • When the cookie dough is ready, preheat the oven to 350F. Lined cookie sheets with parchment paper (use a good quality parchment paper so it won’t stick at the bottom of your crinkles). Divide dough into two, each portion makes a dozen of 1-inch cookie balls. Lightly greased your hands with oil for an easier handle. Deep and roll each cookie ball in powdered sugar and generously coat them. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
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  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes or until springy when touched lightly and the tops are cracked. Cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack and let it cool completely before storing.
Look at that Ube Crinkles it expands and cracks beautifully, I can’t wait to try them 🙂
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Serve chocolate crinkles warm or at room temperature, any leftovers keep them on a cookie jar or any plastic container. These crinkles will last for a month if properly stored.
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You can place them in a fancy box and make it as gift, like what I did.  You can also wrap in clear plastic and put some label or name them individually, and then make it as your party giveaways.  Making Ube Crinkles is another good home based business that can give you an additional source of income.

About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. Just look at this violet goodness! I love chocolate crinkle cookies, but have never found a satisfactory recipe. This one has just been pinned!!

  2. Wow, violet food gel, look at that colour!

  3. These sound very delicious! thanks./

  4. Can I skip ube extract? Any alternative?

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