Sourdough Cookies

Sourdough Cookies

StreuselOh My!


I was just playing around wanting to make a cookie with some of my sourdough starter.


These cookies are super good.  The texture is soft and the turbinado sugar gives a nice crunch on the outside.  The sourdough starter makes the cookies taste lemony – yumm!


Sourdough Cookies

makes about 16 cookies


1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into chunks, room temperature

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. sourdough starter (this is the pulled off portion that sat in my refrigerator for a week, super sour)

1 t. vanilla

pinch of salt

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 t. baking powder

turbinado sugar


Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the sourdough starter and mix well, add the vanilla and mix.  Add the flour and salt and mix just until combined.

sourdough starter  dough

Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.  Roll the cold dough in your hand to create about 16 cookie dough balls.  Roll in turbinado sugar.

sourdough cookie balls  roll in turbinado

Bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.  Let cool on a rack for about 10 minutes before serving.

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7 Responses to Sourdough Cookies

  1. I am super intrigued! I have never thought about making cookies with my starter! Brilliant idea. 🙂

  2. Mary beebe says:

    They are tasty! But why is it everytime I bake them they don’t melt into cookies? They just stay round I follow the recipe exactly

    • Streusel says:

      Hmmm. I’m not sure. Are you at sea level? Maybe my starter is more liquid than yours and you need a little more moisture to flatten them?

    • Karen says:

      I’ve found that my ginger cookies spread more if the dough is not refrigerator cool. Once I shape them I let them sit while the oven warms up.

  3. Sara says:

    I just want to make sure that the recipe is not supposed to list eggs as an ingredient… Are these egg free?

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