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Sourdough Cookies!

shanicealisha's picture

Sourdough Cookies!

My all time favorite recipe - Sourdough Sugar Cookies! They are soft and fluffy and just so amazing. I hope you'll enjoy this recipe as well and give it a try. Truly worth the time! Thank you GeniusKitchen!! Recipe Here - Sourdough Sugar Cookies 

p.s. I highly recommend using Animal (Pork or Duck) Lard, Real (Grass Fed) Butter, or Coconut Oil as the fat. 



  1. Cookies: Cream together shortening and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, sourdough starter, and flavorings;.
  3. mix well.
  4. Stir flour mixture into starter mixture until well blended.
  5. Chill dough, if desired.
  6. Roll out dough 1/4-inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350° until very lightly browned.
  9. Remove immediately from oven and transfer cookies to cooling rack.
  10. When cool, paint with egg yolk paint.
  11. Use clean paint brush.
  12. Decorate with icing.
  13. Egg-Yolk Paint: Blend together egg yolks, water, desired good coloring and corn syrup to sweeten.
  14. If you want to use more than one color, divide into small jars before adding color.
  15. Icing: Combine ingredients.
  16. Beat with electric mixer at high speed for 7-10 minutes--Icing is now ready to use.
  17. Keep bowl covered with damp cloth to prevent drying.
  18. Icing will dry very hard and cookies are stackable.



thanks for looking! :) 


DesigningWoman's picture

I love sugar cookies. Unfortunately, due to changes in legislation on privacy rules here, there are a number of sites that are no longer accessible to luddites like me… sigh. I'll see if the recipe turns up on another site that I can get to.

Thanks for sharing!

EDIT: got it, there are tons of recipes out there. Phew!

shanicealisha's picture

Oh no! I didn't even think of that! What a wonderfully diverse community here, I love it. I've edited my post and included the recipe for you and I'll be sure to do that from now on ^_^ happy baking ! So delicious 

DesigningWoman's picture

Thanks so much. Can't wait to try them, but bread calls tomorrow.

Yeah,  it's a new development and there are a bunch of sites that I consulted pretty regularly that are no longer accessible, for the moment,  at least.

Keep up the lovely work. Your first bake was gorgeous!

Sour_Baker's picture

Have you tried soaking the flour overnight to make it more sourdough? Just curious. I want cookies but I can only tolerate if the flour has been soaked with my starter.

shanicealisha's picture

Does it need to sit at room temp or in the fridge when you do it? The recipe on the site says you may chill the dough so I'm assuming it would work :) have you tried it yet? Good luck!