Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

sourdough discard cookies

StreuselWhat’s the point of adding sourdough discard to chocolate chip cookies, you ask?  Chocolate chip cookies are already amazing by themselves!!  Yes, you’re right.  But…

Every time you try a new chocolate chip cookie isn’t it a little bit different and yet you still love it?!  SO – try this cookie and tell me it isn’t a little bit different yet you didn’t regret a single bite.

For these cookies you make the dough the night before and bake them the next day when the dough is cold.  These are large, gloriously soft and almost an inch high.  I used a 1/4 cup scoop for these, I like my cookies BIG!  Even though I usually love my cookies slightly underdone and chewy, I LOVED the texture of this big cakey cookie.  These cookies would be even better sandwiched around a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Streusel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes + overnight
  • Yield: 9 large cookies 1x


adapted from this recipe




8 T. unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 c. sugar

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 large egg

1/2 c. sourdough starter discard

1/2 T. vanilla

1 c. all-purpose flour

3/4 t. salt

1/2 t. baking soda

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Combine the butter and sugars and beat using a stand mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  2. Add the sourdough discard, egg and vanilla and beat just until combined.
  3. Add in the flour, salt, baking soda and beat just until combined.
  4. Lastly add in the chips and beat on medium high speed briefly to incorporate the chips.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  6. The next day pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and using a 1/4 c. scoop, scoop out the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to brown around the edges and let the entire parchment cool on a baking rack.
  8. I think they are best served at room temperature once the chocolate has set.
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