‘Ulu Shortbread Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup baker’s ripe ‘ulu, pureed


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and salt.).
  2. Mix or blend in the wet ingredients (butter, vanilla, and mashed potatoes) until a dough forms. This can be done with a mixer or by hand.
  3. Roll the dough into a tube 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight, until the dough is firm.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  5. Once the dough is chilled, take it out and slice it into discs about 1/4 to 1/3 inch thick. Set them on an ungreased pan and bake for 10 minutes until the edges are a light brown color.
  6. Once cooked, remove from the pan and onto a drying rack immediately.