We broke out the sourdough starter again today; this time for something sweet!
The following recipe is modified from The Sourdough Cookbook; Soft Oatmeal Cookies. There are some really awesome recipes in this book!
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1 cup sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
Grease a baking sheet (or two), set aside, and preheat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together.
Beat in egg and vanilla until fluffy.
Stir in water and sourdough starter.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the sourdough mix.
Stir in rolled oats.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls until prepared baking sheet(s). Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack. Clean and grease baking sheet between batches.
It is interesting to make sourdough sweets. I find you can’t really identify that distinctive sour taste that you would find in making a bread or pancake. Yet, there is a definite “something” that accents the flavour.
These cookies turned out nice and fluffy on the inside, with a light crispiness to the outside. Great with peppermint tea!