Ube crinkle cookies are fudgy and decadent, without all of the added sugar! Made with plant-based protein powder for extra nutrition.
You know those recipes that make you feel like a kid again? Crinkle cookies are like that for me! Watching the cookies bake, making little cracks in the powdered sugar always feels a little magical.
These Ube Crinkle Cookies might be the most beautiful cookie ever. Not only do you get that magical crinkle, but they’re purple! When I realized my Ube Soft Serve protein was coming to life, this was one of the first recipes I wanted to use it with.
If you’ve ever made crinkle cookies before, you know they can be a little finicky. Taking out the crazy amounts of sugar and adding a protein powder seemed like it might be a challenge. But did I make it work?!
Take a look for yourself 😉
Tips for making crinkle cookies!
First of all, the ube extract is totally optional, but if you want these crinkle cookies to have that beautiful, deep purple hue and a stronger ube flavor, I think it’s worth getting!
Next, don’t skip the chill time! In fact, 10 minutes is the minimum (I have no patience for these steps so I kept it super minimal for you). But it’s very important for the most important part of this cookie – THE CRINKLE.
If the dough is too moist, it will just absorb the powdered sweetener while it bakes. Chilling helps to firm up the dough a bit to prevent this!
Speaking of dough, Ube Crinkle Cookie dough shouldn’t be dry, but it will be thick. Use a cookie scoop to measure out perfectly round, uniform cookies!
Let’s make Ube Crinkle Cookies
Ube Crinkle Cookies
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- ¼ cup monk fruit granular sweetener or sweetener of choice
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- ½ tsp ube extract optional, for a darker purple hue
- ¼ cup avocado oil or melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- ¾ cup 1:1 gluten-free flour blend we like King Arthur’s or Bob’s Red Mill
- ¼ cup Ube Soft Serve Sculpt + Debloat Protein Powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup monk fruit confectioners sweetener for rolling
- In a medium bowl, combine granulated sweetener, flaxseed, ube extract, avocado oil, and milk.
- In a separate bowl, combine GF flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually stir flour mixture into ube mixture, until just combined.
- Chill dough for 10 minutes, while the oven preheats.
- Heat the oven to 350℉. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop cookie dough. Roll each cookie in powdered monk fruit sweetener and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Space cookies at least 1” apart.
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until cookies are just set and starting to crinkle. The cookies may not spread a lot while baking; use the back of a spoon to gently press them down a little as soon as they come out of the oven.
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PS – If you want some more easy, high-protein recipes, check out my protein cookbook!