Easy Soft and Chewy Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you have a craving for cookies, you need a quick and easy recipe with just a few ingredients that you always have at home. This recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies meets all these criteria and is also a great way to use up leftover sourdough discard from your fridge.

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Why you should definitely bake the chocolate chip cookies

The chewy chocolate chip cookies are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Thanks to the brown butter, they have a caramel flavor. The sourdough discard provides a fruity tang. You can also bake a vegan version with plant-based butter, as the recipe works without eggs. You can bake the cookies with active sourdough starter, but also with sourdough discard or leftover sourdough.

How to store sourdough chocolate chip cookies

The best way to store the chocolate chip cookies is in a closed container. This keeps them fresh and soft for a week. If they become stale, you can add a few chunks of apple to the tin with the cookies. The moisture will make the cookies soft again. To avoid mold, however, you should replace the apple pieces regularly.

How to make the chocolate chip cookies crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

To keep the chocolate chip cookies crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, it is important that the cookies are not overbaked. The recipe makes 18 small cookies, which take around 12 minutes to bake. If you make larger cookies, the baking time will be increased by a few minutes. The finished cookies are very soft and harden as they cool. You should therefore leave them to rest on the baking tray for a few minutes so that they don’t break.

Can you freeze sourdough chocolate chip cookies?

You can prepare the sourdough cookies in advance and freeze them. I would recommend forming the dough into small balls and freezing them in portions. When the cookie craving hits, you can take the frozen cookie dough straight out of the freezer and put it in the hot oven. If the cookie dough is baked frozen, the baking time is extended by two to three minutes.

Ingredients: What you need for chewy sourdough chocolate chip cookies

  • Wheat flour, all purpose or type 405.
  • Sugar for sweetness
  • Butter: You can also use a vegan alternative. In this case, simply use room temperature butter. If you use normal butter, I would recommend browning it.
  • Baking powder is used as a leavening agent. That’s why you can bake these cookies not only with sourdough starter, but also with sourdough discard.
  • Sourdough starter or sourdough discard: Because this recipe contains an additional leavening agent, it is not important how strong your sourdough starter is. It works just as well with freshly fed sourdough as with starter that has been waiting in the fridge for a week. I feed my sourdough starter with roughly equal parts flour and water. I use a mixture of wheat and rye flour. If you feed your sourdough in a different ratio, you will probably need to adjust the proportion of water in this recipe.
  • Chocolate drops (bake-stable): I prefer to use dark chocolate.
  • Salt and vanilla extract for flavour.

In three steps: A quick and easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies

  1. Combine all the ingredients to form a dough and shape into 18 small balls.
  2. Place the balls for the chocolate chip cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven and bake the cookies for about 12 minutes. Optionally, press flat with a spatula.
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Recipe: Easy Soft and Chewy Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you have a craving for cookies, you need a quick and easy recipe with just a few ingredients that you always have at home. This recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies meets all these criteria and is also a great way to use up leftover sourdough discard from your fridge.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course biscuits with Sourdough, chocolate chip cookies, cookies with sourdough, sourdough cookies
Cuisine american
Servings 18 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g wheat flour all purpose flour or type 405
  • 90 g sugar
  • 125 g butter or a vegan alternative
  • 1.5 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 150 g sourdough starter
  • 150 g chocolate chips baking stable
  • 1 pinch salt
  • flaky salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a pan and simmer until the butter turns light brown. Be careful not to burn the butter. Allow the butter to cool for a moment. Skip this step for vegan butter.
  • Combine all the ingredients to form a dough and shape the dough into about 18 balls. Place the balls in a sealed container and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Place the chocolate chip cookies on a baking tray with enough space between them and bake for 12 minutes. The cookies should still be soft in the middle.
  • Flatten the cookies as desired with a spatula and leave them on the baking tray for about 10 minutes to prevent them from breaking.
  • Optional: Sprinkle the chocolate chip cookies with flaky salt and enjoy.
Keyword american style, chewy, crispy, easy, no egg, soft, vegan, with sourdough, with sourdough

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