Ube Crinkles

Ube Crinkles with cream cheese filling are amazingly delicious! Crinkle cookies loaded with purple yam flavor. Made more tasty with creamy cream cheese frosting!

cookie sandwich in a plate

Ube or purple yam has been and until now a popular ingredient for creating fusion food. Some examples are, ube pandesal, churro ube cheese cake, and ube panna cotta.

This humble but versatile tuber has come a long way from simple kakanin to restaurant worthy dessert menus. Using purple yam gives a delicious twist on these well-loved crinkle cookies.

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Secret to making perfect crinkle cookies

One thing that you need to remember when making ube crinkles is to chill them. The cookie dough will need to chill for at least 30 minutes before it can be baked.  This keeps the cookies from quickly spreading and allows the dough to firm up so that it doesn’t stick to your hands. When it comes to rolling them in the powdered sugar, be generous.  Make sure each cookie is well coated before baking.

Can I make the crinkle cookie dough in advance?

If you’d like to make the dough in advance, simply roll into balls and freeze on a baking sheet for 1 hour, then transfer to an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

cookies in baking sheet

Why add cream cheese frosting?

Don’t settle for less! The crinkle cookies are good on their own but filling two cookies with cream cheese frosting is even better. It’s easy and only takes a couple of minutes to make.

To make the cream cheese frosting, beat butter, then add cream cheese and whisk until fluffy. Add powdered sugar in batches and beat well. Once everything is smooth and creamy, transfer in a piping bag and set aside until ready to use.

cookies sandwich on a plate on top of table

Tips for an amiable experience

  • For a more uniform shape and size of the cookie, you can use an ice cream scoop.
  • If you’re going to use your hands, rub a bit of oil on your hands to minimize the sticking of batter.
  • Or, you can use a weighing scale a weigh 25 grams of batter to make one cookie.
  • Once you coat the dough in powdered sugar, bake immediately to avoid the dough absorbing the sugar.
  • And lastly, as for anything you make, do not over-bake.
cookies filled with cream in a plate

The secret ingredient is always LOVE

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  • Red Velvet Crinkles with cream cheese filling sandwiched between? Why not! A delicious twist on these well-loved crinkle cookies.
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cookies with cream filling coated in sugar in a plate on top of table

Ube Crinkles

Ube Crinkles with cream cheese filling are amazingly delicious! With a crunch of a cookie outside and fudgy inside. Made more tasty with creamy cream cheese frosting!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: ube crinkles, ube crinkles recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Author: Mia


Crinkle cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp ube flavoring
  • 1 medium egg


  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Cream cheese frosting

  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


  • In a mixing bowl sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) then set aside.
    ½ tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt
  • In a different bowl add the egg, sugar, vegetable oil, and ube flavoring. Whisk until completely incorporated.
    ½ cup granulated white sugar, ⅛ cup vegetable oil, 2 tsp ube flavoring, 1 medium egg
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Carefully fold with a rubber spatula until there are no more traces of flour. NOTE: Don’t mix too much or else your cookie will come out hard.
  • Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. While resting the batter you can make the cream cheese filling.

Making the cream cheese filling

  • In a bowl, place the softened butter then whisks until creamy and light in color. Add the cream cheese then whisk again until fluffy. Tip in the powder sugar gradually while whisking until well incorporated. Transfer in a piping bag and set aside.
    ½ cup cream cheese, ¼ cup butter, ¼ cup powdered sugar

Making the red velvet crinkles

  • Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper lining. Preheat oven at 180°C or 350°F
  • Remove dough from the refrigerator and prepare powdered sugar in a bowl.
  • Scoop dough with ice cream scoop or oiled hands, shape into medium balls (approximately 1-2 tbsp).
  • Roll cookie dough balls into powdered sugar and evenly coat. Transfer to the parchment paper-lined baking sheets, then bake in preheated oven 9 – 10 minutes.
    ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Allow resting on cookie sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. When cool to touch, spread cream cheese frosting on one cookie and top with another. Bon appetit!




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      Hi Nyrissa,

      Your Welcome!

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