Soft-Baked Ube Cookies Recipe

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These are the Best Ube Cookies recipe EVER, infused with coconut flavor and you don’t need to use Ube jam (aka “Ube Halaya”!) to make them absolutely delicious.

I’ve been making and selling the Best Ube Coconut Cookies cookies for a while, and you FINALLY get to learn this recipe in this video 🎉🎉🎉

Everyone who’s tried these Ube cookies has told me they are the best Ube cookies they’ve ever had. I worked on countless batches of Ube cookies until I got the perfect texture and flavor.

Ube is a purple yam from the Philippines, and it’s tough to find real Ube here in the U.S.

Luckily, this recipe only requires Ube extract. I provided the link to the Ube extract below – you MUST use this specific brand!

I’ve tried using other Ube extracts to flavor these Ube cookies, but to make them the best, you gotta use this specific extract.

To make the best Ube cookies, follow my cookie making instructions step-by-step. Weigh out your ingredients using a kitchen scale (I gave you the link to that below too 😛)

The best part is, these Ube Cookies have less sugar compared to other cookie recipes, it’s super easy to make, and it’s a great dessert to bring my family and friends together.

Let me know – who are you making these cookies for? It can totally be just for you too 🙂

I hope you try to make these incredible Ube cookies at home.

Share these Ube cookies with family, friends, and whoever could use a little cheering up in their day!


The Ube cookies condensed ingredients and instructions will be in the description below.

Watch the Ube Cookies YouTube video above to visualize what it each step of the baking process should look like!

I highly recommend using a handheld or stand mixer because you need some time to fluff these cookies up AND a scale to measure your ingredients.

Get the kitchen scale, right now. No more putting it off! You’ll end up using it more than you think.


Start with room temperature butter. Not melted – ROOM TEMPERATURE.

And then I like to add organic sugar. it’s less refined than standard white sugar, and makes me feel better about eating these cookies.

Use a beater attachments on your stand mixer. You’re going to let the butter and sugar beat together for a few minutes until it’s nice and fluffy

While that’s happening, entertain yourself by getting the dry ingredients ready. I highly recommend sifting them so you don’t get flour lumps.

Then i’m adding baking powder, baking soda, and salt…and mixing them all together by sifting.

Add sweetened coconut shreds. If you DO use unsweetened coconut, that’s fine too, just make sure to get the tiny shreds.

Otherwise the experience becomes like chewing through cardboard. I give my sister’s boyfriend, Graham, credit for that description 😂

Going back to your butter and sugar, this is what it should look like: fluffy, pale, and the sugar has fully dissolved into the butter.

Now we can add an egg, and 1 teaspoon of Ube Extract. Check the shopping list below for the type of extract I recommend you use.

Give this a few minutes to beat together. Again, we want it to be nice and fluffy. Scrape the bowl if you need it.

Once it’s fluffy and fully incorporated, add half of your dry ingredients first and then let it sloooowly mix together on the lowest setting.

Add the rest of the dry ingredients slowly…then turn off the stand mixer just after they’ve all mixed together.

Scrape the bowl to pick up any flour left at the bottom, and do a light hand mix. There’s our dough! Woohoo!

You COULD bake this straight away, but you CAN taste the difference if you let it chill for at least an hour. I highly recommend chilling these Ube Cookies before baking.

I also recommend using ice cream or cookie scoopers to have evenly sized cookies, and they can also bake evenly.

I’m just gonna stick these in the fridge or freezer for an hour, then we can bake them.

Stick them in a fully preheated 350F or 175C oven for about 12-15 minutes.

SOFT-BAKED COOKIES TIP: Try not to overcook these – take them out of the oven a little bit earlier so you can get that delicious, soft-baked Ube Cookie texture.


Make a bunch of the Ube cookie dough, place them in a freezer-safe container, and stick them in the freezer so you can have freshly baked cookies to treat your family and friends with, ready at any time.

I’ve also found that making new friends is a lot easier for me when I’ve got these soft-baked Ube Cookies at hand! 😉

∵ Shopping List ∵

Ube Extract:

Stand Mixer:


Cookie Scoop:

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