Sourdough Sugar Cookies

Sourdough Sugar Cookies

Sourdough Sugar Cookies

Sourdough Sugar Cookies Recipe

These sourdough sugar cookies are soft, just the right amount of chewy, with a sweet vanilla flavor in every bite. They’re made with simple ingredients like organic flour, perfectly sweetened with cane sugar and naturally fermented with sourdough starter (for gut health!). They’ve officially become one of my favorite cookies to make when I’m looking for a nourishing, but still healthy treat.

Why You’ll Love This Sourdough Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • These sourdough sugar cookies have a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Not too thick. Not too thin. These cookies are delicious with their soft and chewy texture
  • They’re made with real vanilla extract, for a rich and buttery flavor.
  • These cookies use active sourdough starter and a natural fermentation so they’re gut healthy!
  • Made with 8 simple, clean ingredients like organic flour.
  • Perfectly sweetened with organic cane sugar. So they’re sweet but not too sweet.
  • Perfect for any occasion, these vanilla sugar cookies are my go-to!

Health Benefits of Sourdough Cookies

But first, what is sourdough?

Our ancestors have been eating and enjoying sourdough, a nutritious food, as an essential part of their diet for over 6,000 years. Sourdough is made through sourdough fermentation, the process of fermenting grains with a probiotic culture.

Why are sourdough cookies gut healthy?

Sourdough, the ancient practice of fermenting grains with a probiotic culture, is an incredible tool that unlocks deep nutrition in the foods we love most. Sourdough cookies offer a plethora of benefits, thanks to their unique and natural fermentation process using sourdough starter. This slow and natural fermentation allows beneficial bacteria and wild yeast to work their magic, breaking down gluten and phytic acid, making the cookies easy to digest. As a result, nutrients like B vitamins, iron, and minerals become bio-available. The lower glycemic index of sourdough cookies ensures a steady and sustained release of energy (no energy crash!). But the goodness doesn’t end there – the fermentation process also synthesizes prebiotic fiber which promotes a healthy gut microbiome. All these benefits combined make sourdough cookies a delicious and gut healthy treat!

5 Health Benefits of Sourdough Cookies

  1. Bioavailable vitamins and minerals
  2. Naturally low gluten
  3. Gut Healthy
  4. Anti-inflammatory
  5. Easy to Digest
Sourdough Sugar Cookies with A sprinkle of sugar

Nutrition of Sourdough Sugar Cookies

These sourdough sugar cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious! They taste just like the soft lofthouse version, except these are made with better-for-you ingredients. All you need is 8 simple ingredients to make these gut-healthy sourdough cookies. Here is the nutrition label for one sourdough sugar cookie.

Sourdough Sugar Cookies
Servings Per Recipe12
Amount per serving1 cookie
Total Fat3.7g
Saturated Fat2.9g
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates15.3g
Dietary Fiber.3g
Total Sugars7.7g

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More Favorite Sourdough Cookie Recipes

If you love this recipe, try one of these next:

Churro Sourdough Cookies

Macadamia White Chocolate Sourdough Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Sourdough Cookies

Peanut Butter Sourdough Cookies

Snickerdoodle Sourdough Cookies

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Sourdough Sugar Cookies

Sourdough Sugar Cookies

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  • Author: sourdoughjesha
  • Total Time: 6-8 Hours
  • Yield: 12 Cookies 1x


The best soft and chewy sourdough sugar cookies that taste just like the soft lofthouse version, except these are made with better for you ingredients. These sourdough sugar cookies are perfectly sweet, gut healthy, and make for an easy, absolutely delicious treat.



Cookie Ingredients

For rolling:


  1. First, melt coconut oil until it becomes liquid (warm but not hot).

  2. Add coconut oil, vanilla extract, egg yolk, salt, cane sugar, and sourdough starter to a medium bowl. Using a spoon, mix together until just combined.

  3. Now add flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Using the back of your spoon combine all ingredients until you form a dough. Do not over-mix.

  4. Place the dough covered in a small Tupperware or wrapped in plastic wrap. Be sure the dough is tightly sealed so it doesn’t become dry on the outside.

  5. Ferment the covered dough at room temperature for 6-8 hours. You can either bake right away or transfer the covered dough to the fridge until you’re ready to bake, whatever works best for your schedule.

  6. When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).

  7. Divide and roll the cookie dough into 10-12 cookies, depending on how large you want your cookies to be. I like each cookie to weigh around 20-30g. Press the middles down slightly and sprinkle a little sugar on top.

  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides.

  1. Remove from the oven and let cookies fully cool on the baking sheet. Enjoy!

  2. Store sourdough cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 6 days. To reheat, bake in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 5 minutes.

  • Fermentation Time: 6-8 Hours
  • Cook Time: 6-8 Minutes
  • Category: Sourdough Cookies
  • Cuisine: Dessert

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