Basic Sourdough Cookies

This humble, soft cookie is tasty, slightly tangy, and versatile.

6 comments

Not sure about yours, but my sourdough is really going rather well in the warmer temperatures.  One day this past week I had plenty of bread already and was looking for something different to make with sourdough, and tried these cookies.  They were a success, so much so that I made another, slightly varied batch the next day.

 

Basic Sourdough Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 – 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salt

These are the basic ingredients, and the cookies are very tasty just like this.  For variations, add any of the following or experiment with what you like best:

  • chocolate chips
  • raisins
  • walnuts
  • coconut flakes
  • pecans

Directions

Cream sugar with butter, sourdough starter, egg and vanilla extract, in that order.  In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (minimum amount of flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt).

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then adjust the amount of flour necessary depending on how liquid your sourdough starter is, and how absorbent your flour, making a somewhat spongy dough.

Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease two baking sheets.

Drop dough by the teaspoon on the greased baking sheets, leaving a bit of space so the cookies can rise.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Remove from baking sheet onto a rack and let cool.

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Basic Sourdough Cookies with Chocolate Chips

6 comments on “Basic Sourdough Cookies”

    1. Oh yes, surely is. Yeast was hard to come by there for a while. And in a way, a sourdough is like a pet, haha: It needs fed and attended to on a daily basis, unless you stuff it into the fridge which no pet likes, really…. I find a sourdough to be interesting and ‘entertaining’, if you will, precisely because it is a living organism and reacts to what you do or don’t do with it, and to the weather as well. It resembles gardening in that you are working with something that has life in it, and thus testifies to the Creator of Life. I like that. 🙂

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