These super quick and easy sourdough cookies are a great way to use up leftover sourdough starter. I don’t like throwing anything away, so I either make sourdough pancakes or these sourdough cookies.
As they are almost completely fermented, these cookies are very easily digestible and won’t raise your blood sugar as much. On a day when you want a treat but also want it to be completely real food, try this recipe!
Ingredients for Soudough Cookies:
- 1 cup fresh and fully active sourdough starter (mine is 80% hydration, here’s how to make your own starter from scratch in 5 days)
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar (or any other whole foods sweetener that you prefer)
- 5 tsbp spelt flour
- 1/3 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- a pinch of vanilla powder
- 1/3 tsp fine sea salt or Himalayan salt
- cinnamon to sprinkle on top of the cookies
- a handful each of mixed seeds (I used pinenuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds) and raisins (optional)
- a drizzle of molasses or maple syrup (optional, you can also just sprinkle some coconut sugar)
Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
Mix the sourdough starter with the egg, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Pour in the melted butter. Once mixed, add the flour one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. It should be like drop cookies, so thin enough to drop them on the tray but not too runny. The runnier the dough, the flatter and crunchier the cookies are going to be. Once you add the right amount of flour, add the salt, vanilla, seeds, and raisins. Mix everything well.
Butter a baking tray and drop a tablespoon of the dough for each cookie. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with molasses if you like. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!
These cookies only have a hint of sweetness, which is exactly how I like them. But if you’re more accustomed to sweet tastes, you might want to add some more sugar or more raisins.
If you prefer to watch me in action, here’s a video of me baking the cookies:
If you make these sourdoughcookies, I’d love to know how they came out, so please come back and leave me a comment or send me a photo on Instagram or Facebook. 😉 I absolutely love seeing pictures of your creations!
Also, if you missed my secret sourdough bread recipe (which is mainly what I use my sourdough starter for), here it is.
Hope you had a great weekend!