Sourdough Ube White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

I’m giving a Filipino twist to a classic cookie recipe. These are chewy and packed with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. But what I love most about this recipe is how the ube flavor really shines. If you love the flavor of ube, you’ll absolutely adore these cookies!

I use actual ube in this recipe, which I know can be quite hard to find for many people. I’ve been able to find them pretty reliably at  my local Sprouts Supermarket and they are also available online at Azure Standard which I linked to here.

This recipe is a pretty straightforward recipe. You’ll notice that this recipe is a bit dry, but don’t be tempted to add more liquid as this will result in a cakey texture in your cookie. Don’t skip flattening the dough before baking or your cookies will have a domed top instead of spreading.  

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Hope you enjoy making this Filipino-inspired bake! 


170 gramsAll-purpose flour
¼ teaspoonBaking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
113 grams (1 stick)Butter 
50 gramsGranulated sugar
100 gramsBrown sugar
90 gramsUbe (mashed)
7 gramsVanilla
70 gramsSourdough discard
50 gramsCoconut milk
100 gramsWhite chocolate
100 grams Macadamia nuts


Combine Dried Ingredients

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt until fully combined and no lumps remain. Set aside. 

Brown Butter 

Melt the butter in a light-colored saucepan over medium heat. Swirl the pan occasionally to be sure the butter is cooking evenly. Once the butter smells nutty and is the color of graham cracker crumbs, take the pan off the heat and transfer the browned butter into a large heatproof bowl to avoid burning.

Mix Dough

Once the browned butter is cool to the touch, add in sugars, vanilla, coconut milk, mashed ube, sourdough discard, and stir with a spatula until fully combined. 

Using a spatula, gradually add in the dry ingredients until just combined. The mixture will feel a little bit dry, don’t be tempted to add more liquid or the texture of your resulting cookie will be cakey instead of chewy. 

Finally stir in white chocolate and macadamia nuts until well distributed. 

Shape and Bake

Preheat oven to 350 F / 176 C.

Measure out cookie dough into 1 ½ tablespoon (34 grams) portions and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet two inches apart. Flatten the cookies slightly before baking.  

Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.

Once finished baking, allow cookies to rest on hot baking sheets for 10 minutes, your cookies will still be extremely soft in the middle, the residual heat will allow them to firm up without over-baking and becoming too crispy. 

Move to a wire rack and allow cookies to cool. These are best enjoyed when they have fully cooled (about 1 hour).

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. heather7878 says:

    Ooh this sounds so good! Cookies and sourdough are a dream 🙂

    1. These cookies are the best and a breeze to make!

  2. Candi says:

    I can’t find I’ve anywhere but I have ube powder. What would the sub be?

    1. Candi says:


      1. You could try subbing sweet potato and adding 10 grams of ube powder for color!

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