These ube cookies have such a marvelous flavour profile and incredible purple colour. All you need for these ube cookies is some ube extract, that you can find from your local asian grocer. If you are unfamiliar with ube, it's a type of purple yam that has a sweet vanilla + honey flavour profile. It is a popular ingredient in asian baking and cooking.
This recipe is another great one for Lunar New Year. LNY is coming up later this month on January 22.
This recipe makes 12 - 14 cookies (1.5Tbsp scoop)
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/8 tsp baking soda (this measurement is key)
1 tsp ube extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar (already reduced to be less sweet)
1/3 cup butter (slightly melted)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mix the sugar and melted butter.
Add in the egg and ube extract and mix.
Add the dry ingredients and continue to mix until you get a thicker batter.
Using a 1.5 Tbsp cookie scoop (or ice cream scoop), scoop the dough and place onto your prepared baking tray. Leave 1 - 2 inches in between each cookie.
Bake for 9 - 11 minutes, until the cookies are slightly golden on the bottom.
Let them fully cool before consuming.
Cookie scoop before baking