Ube + Coconut Swirl Cookies

These cookies have the flavor coconut and lime and the bright purple comes from ube (purple sweet potato).

Ube+Coconut Swirl Cookies

Ingredients

For the Coconut Dough

  • 1/4 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tbs. coconut milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 c. All-Purpose flour

For the Ube Dough

  • 1/4 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 11/2 tsp. ube extract
  • 1 tbs. powdered ube
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 c. All-Purpose flour
  • coconut sugar or turbinado sugar for rolling cookies

Yields Approximately 1 Dozen Cookies

Ube+Coconut Swirl Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the Coconut Dough

Cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat to combine. Scrape the bowl, then add the coconut extract, lime zest, and lime juice. Beat to combine. In a bowl, mix together the coconut milk powder, baking powder, kosher salt, and flour. Add to wet mixture and mix until combined. Set coconut dough aside.

For the Ube Dough

Cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat to combine. Scrape the bowl, then add the Ube extract. In a bowl, mix together the powdered ube, baking powder, kosher salt, and flour. Add to wet mix and beat to combine.

Take a tablespoon of each dough and roll them together to combine the flavors. Roll each dough ball in the coconut sugar and then place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the cookies are lightly firm to the touch a a light golden-brown on the bottom.

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