Soft and Chewy Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies

These classic American chewy peanut butter cookies are the perfect combination of nutty, salty peanut butter, rich dark chocolate and the fruity, tangy flavor of sourdough starter. The peanut butter cookies are vegan if you replace the butter with a plant-based alternative. The cookie recipe requires no egg and is quick and easy to make. You can bake these cookies for Christmas, but they also taste wonderful the rest of the year.

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Ingredients for the best egg-free peanut butter cookies

  • Peanut butter: The differences in peanut butter lie in the list of ingredients. In addition to peanuts, peanut butter can also contain sugar, additional oil and salt. Other peanut butters only contain peanuts. Both are available creamy or with chunks. The good news is that you can use all varieties for these cookies. Because the oil often settles on the top of peanut butter, you should stir it thoroughly before using it.
  • Butter: For vegan peanut butter cookies, you can of course also use a vegan alternative. I prefer to use vegan butter rather than margarine because vegan butter contains more fat and is therefore firmer.
  • brown sugar for a sweet caramel note.
  • Sourdough starter or sourdough discard replaces the eggs in this recipe. As the sourdough starter in this recipe is not a leavening agent, but is only responsible for the flavor and consistency, you can also use sourdough discard.
  • Baking soda and baking powder for fluffy and soft cookies.
  • Wheat flour type 405 or all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract for extra flavor. You can also use cinnamon instead of vanilla sugar.
  • salt

In three steps: How to make sourdough peanut butter cookies

  1. Beat the sugar, butter and peanut butter until fluffy. Gradually stir in the sourdough starter and the dry ingredients.
  2. Preheat the oven and shape the peanut butter cookies.
  3. Bake the peanut butter cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, leave to cool and decorate with melted chocolate.

Freezing peanut butter cookies with old starter and storing them

You can prepare a large amount of cookie dough, shape it into balls and freeze them. Before baking, you can leave the dough balls to defrost overnight in the fridge. The finished peanut butter cookies will keep for about a week in a tin container. If you bake your cookies until crispy, you can extend their shelf life.

Sourdough makes peanut butter cookies easily digestible

One advantage of sourdough is that fermentation makes grains more digestible. If you want to use this advantage for your peanut butter cookies and not just use sourdough discard, you can ferment the dough before baking. To do this, mix the dough as described in the recipe and shape it into balls. Place the balls in a sealable container and put them in the fridge overnight. The next day, you can bake the cookies as usual.

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Recipe: Soft and Chewy Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies

These sourdough peanut butter cookies are the perfect combination of nutty, salty peanut butter, tangy dark chocolate and the fruity, tart flavor of sourdough starter. The peanut butter cookies are vegan if you replace the butter with a plant-based alternative. The cookie recipe requires no eggs and is quick and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course biscuits with Sourdough, cookies with sourdough, sourdough cookies
Cuisine american
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 175 g peanut butter creamy or chunky
  • 75 g butter or a vegan alternative
  • 150 g sugar brown
  • 85 g sourdough starter or sourdough discard
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 150 g wheat flour or type 405
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Beat the peanut butter with the soft butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Stir the sourdough starter by the spoonful into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Mix the dry ingredients and gradually add them to the liquid mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Use a teaspoon to portion out the dough for the peanut cookies and shape into small balls.
  • Place the balls on a baking tray with enough space between them and flatten with a fork to create the typical criss-cross pattern on the surface of the dough.
  • Bake the cookies for between 8 and 10 minutes. After eight minutes, the peanut cookies will be soft and chewy, after 10 minutes they will be crispy. Please note: the cookies will harden as they cool.
  • Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes to prevent them from breaking. Then place on a cooling rack, leave to cool completely and decorate with melted chocolate coating and roasted peanuts as desired.
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