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Soft Sourdough Cookies

These easy soft sugar cookies are a great way to use up extra or discarded sourdough starter. Add cinnamon or any other spices to the topping, for a variety of flavors!


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1½ cups rapadura or Sucanat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup fresh sourdough starter
  • 3 cups flour 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Gently mix in the water and sourdough starter. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Drop the dough onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the cookies with cinnamon and sugar if desired. 
  5. Bake 12 minutes.


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