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How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Cookies With Your Discard

These cookies are good! And addictive, so beware! The cookies are a little like buttermilk cookies in texture, meaning that they are light and almost cake like. I'm not a fan of "cakey" cookies, but these won me over. They almost melt in your mouth. The cookies also are deep, dark, and chocolatey. That's thanks to cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips. The cookies aren't terribly sweet, and the sourdough discard gives them an interesting, more complex flavor than "regular" chocolate cookies. I generally let the cookies sit on the counter for an hour or so before baking them (sometimes longer, if I forget--oops). The cookies won't rise much, but they will puff a bit, and I think the flavor is better if you let them sit. You can use your regular oven or make the cookies in the air fryer if you prefer. Let the cookies cool before dusting them with powdered sugar. Although I usually just eat the cookies as they are, I think they'd make a great option for sandwiching ice cream. Enjoy!

How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Cookies With Your Discard
How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Cookies With Your Discard

Sourdough Chocolate Cookies -- Makes 18+


1 cup of starter/discard

1/3 cup of canola oil

1 large egg

1/2 cup of dark brown sugar

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

1 cup of white whole-wheat flour


In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients listed above well and let the mixture sit, loosely covered, for at least an hour. When you're ready, add:


1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

1 cup of chocolate chips


Stir the dough until everything is incorporated. Cut sheets of baking parchment to fit your air fryer basket or line baking sheets with baking parchment. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon scoops of dough onto the parchment, leaving a couple of inches between the dough mounds. Let the dough sit for an hour or so before baking it. If you're using the air fryer, air fry the dough at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. If you're using the regular oven, bake the cookies at 375 for 12-15 minutes. Let the cookies cool and dust them with powdered sugar.

How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Cookies With Your Discard
How to Make Sourdough Chocolate Cookies With Your Discard

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