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Sourdough Red Velvet Cookies

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Gorgeous sourdough red velvet cookies made with simple ingredients and perfectly sweet with hints of vanilla and rich cocoa flavor. These easy red velvet cookies are soft on the inside, super chewy with rich white chocolate chips in every bite. They’re everything you love about red velvet cake in cookie form!
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Sourdough Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

These red velvet sourdough cookies are soft and chewy and packed with delicious flavors like vanilla, cocoa, and white chocolate. They’re easy to make and will satisfy those red velvet cravings! Plus, the secret to the perfect rich red color (without anything artificial) is this natural food coloring.

Why You’ll Love These Red Velvet Cookies

  • These red velvet cookies are perfectly soft and chewy with gooey centers.
  • This recipe calls for active sourdough starter and a natural fermentation so they’re gut healthy!
  • These red velvet sourdough cookies are for your red velvet cake cravings!
  • Every bite is packed with rich, warm flavors like cocoa, white chocolate, and vanilla.
  • Made with 8 simple, clean ingredients and perfectly sweetened with coconut sugar

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 Red Velvet Cookies

Nutrition of Red Velvet Sourdough Cookies

These homemade sourdough red velvet cookies taste like red velvet cake but in cookie form! They’re deliciously soft and chewy, gorgeously red, and speckled with melty white chocolate chips. All you need is 8 simple ingredients to make these gut-healthy sourdough cookies. Here is the nutrition label for one red velvet sourdough cookie.

Red Velvet Sourdough Cookies
Servings Per Recipe12
Amount per serving1 cookie
NutrientAmount
Calories99
Total Fat3.7g
Saturated Fat2.9g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol18mg
Sodium465mg
Total Carbohydrates15.3g
Dietary Fiber.3g
Total Sugars7.7g
Protein1.3g

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Red Velvet White Chocolate Sourdough Cookies

Sourdough Red Velvet Cookies


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

Description

Gorgeous sourdough red velvet cookies made with simple ingredients and perfectly sweet with hints of vanilla and rich cocoa flavor. These easy red velvet cookies are soft on the inside, and super chewy with rich white chocolate chips in every bite. They’re everything you love about red velvet cake in cookie form!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. First, melt the coconut oil until it becomes liquid (warm but not hot). Add cane sugar, vanilla, egg yolk, sourdough starter, salt, and coconut oil to the medium bowl.
  2. Using a spoon, mix ingredients together until just combined. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. Mixing wet ingredients prior to adding flour and baking soda will help achieve the perfect cookie texture.
  3. Now add flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Using the back of your spoon and/or your hands combine all ingredients until you form a dough. Do not over-mix. Now, fold in white chocolate chips.
  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.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cookies fully cool on the baking sheet. Enjoy!
  10. 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. You can also store cookie dough in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-4 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

Storage: 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. You can also store cookie dough in an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-4 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.

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

Keywords: Red Velvet Cookies, Sourdough Cookies, Sourdough Red Velvet Cookies

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Hi! I’m Jesha, the person behind @SourdoughJesha and the founder of Jesha’s, a sourdough food brand. Jesha’s makes the first-ever collection of sourdough baking mixes made from simple ingredients and naturally crafted with sourdough. I’ve been baking sourdough bread for over 6 years and I am here to teach you everything I’ve learned along the way so you can make amazing, healthy sourdough bread (and so much more!) with confidence.

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