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
- Bioavailable vitamins and minerals
- Naturally low gluten
- Gut Healthy
- Easy to Digest
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.
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