Ube Crinkle Cookies Inspired By Blue’s Clues and You! Blue’s Big Baking Show

Blue’s Clues and You! Blue’s Big Baking Show is now available on DVD! Fans can join Blue in four fun food themed episodes! It’s a sweet and delicious day at Blue’s Bakery as Josh and Blue are baking bibingka — a cake from the Philippines! Next up is a trip to Blue’s Bistro, a very fancy restaurant. Then, celebrate your birthday with an incredibly special birthday cake made by Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper. And finally, play detective and try to find Mr. Salt’s missing pies, dun dun dun! Grab the DVD from Amazon.com (affiliate link) and start the fun!

My family received a special way to celebrate the new DVD release with an amazing Blue’s Clues and You! mailer. Inside was everything we needed to throw a watch party: snacks and the DVD!

I think, what I like most about this mailer is that it gave my family a new food to try. It isn’t every day we run into Ube Crinkle Cookies (these cookies were supplied by Calajo Catering in LA).

Of course, before anyone could have a taste, I had to figure out what is Ube. For all you who are just as confused, here is what I found. Ube is a purple yam that is native to the Philippines. It isn’t a sweet potato but it has many attributes like one. It is often used in desserts or eaten with a lot of butter. The deep purple appearance is natural.

After my quick search, I opened the package and I tasted one. Absolutely delicious! And because the snack is technically a cookie, everyone in my house was willing to try them. The deep purple color was a little weird for Stormy, Before she took a bite, she sniffed the cookie. Let me be clear, she is not a dog. She must have learned this skill from our puppies.

In the end, everyone had a teste. We all loved them and wanted more! Now I need to learn how to make an Ube Crinkle Cookie and figure out where, in my town, I can find Ube.

Thankfully the internet isn’t far away and almost every recipe exists in that digital world. With just a couple of clicks I found a recipe that looks just like the ones provided in the Blue’s Clues and You! mailer. The Kitchn provides an excellent overview, ingredients, and directions to make these Ube cookies.

Credit: Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk
on https://www.thekitchn.com/ube-crinkle-cookies-recipe-23102332

To make the cookies you will need:

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup ube halaya jam, such as Tropics
  • 1 teaspoon liquid purple food coloring (not gel)
  • 1 teaspoon ube extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

To get the directions go to The Kitchin ube cookies. They make it easy to follow along.