this post is about making sourdough cookies which was accomplished with the help of my three cuuuuute little cookie lovin’ people.
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Sourdough is just fun. I love using my starter for lots of things, not just bread. In fact, I haven’t even posted my sourdough bread recipe yet because I never think to film it! I will though, when the bread making stars align.
But for now, sourdough chocolate chip cookies are here and they are delicious.
They’re also pretty simple to make, just one bowl and some staple ingredients!
So, let’s stop right here and make sure you have a starter!
If you don’t it takes a week to grow one but it’s super easy. So head over to this post and get that goin’!
also, here’s the video so you can see more starter details up close!
First – egg goes into a big bowl. My kids LOVE cracking eggs.
Then, butter and sugar go in and it all gets whisked together
It looks like this, which cookie baking people will know because this is how all good cookie recipes start: egg, butter, sugar
Now its time for the starter! Be sure its “fed” meaning you fed it 6-12 hours ago and its doubled in size, bubbly, and smells like sourdough. Pictured below is a “fed” starter. You can see better in the video too!
Now scoop out a cup and mix it into the egg/butter/sugar mixture like this fine young gent
Next up – dry ingredients. Add them in the same bowl. One bowl for this whole recipe, that is the way I like it – less dishes.
The dough may get difficult to mix now, but just keep going it comes together. You can use a stand or hand mixer too.
See? It comes together and looks just like this! Add you chocolate chips in and that’s it! Ready to roll and bake.
The small people love to do this part, rolling the dough. Which results in a huge variety of cookie sizes and shapes.
Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350F. Start watching them at 10 minutes – you don’t want them to burn!
There we have it – sourdough chocolate chip cookies of many sizes made by tiny hands and eaten by them too within hours.
YUM. Do you know the benefits of using a starter? Its like having a daily dose of probiotics that all natural! And can be turned into cookies……that is a no lose situation my friends, hope you enjoy!
And just in case you want to see what they look like when I make them all nice and uniform with a couple drops of copaiba vitality oil – here’s a pic of that!
yield: 2-3 dozen
- 1 egg
- 1 cup butter, room temp
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup fed starter
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 2 1/4 C flour (if using Einkorn or any ancient grain, start with 1 3/4 cup, then add more until you get a good consistency)
- 2 drops Copaiba vitality oil (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Mix egg, butter, and sugars in a big bowl until combined well
- add in fed starter and mix to combine
- next, add vanilla and dry ingredients, mix until cookie dough forms and you get an even consistency
- add in chocolate chips, mix.
- shape or scoop dough onto a greased cookie sheet
- bake fro 12-15 minuets at 350F. These do take just a bit longer than non-sourdough cookies but I’d start watching them at 10 minutes to make sure they don’t burn!