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Pillowy Soft Sourdough Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 44 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


Say hello to these Pillowy Soft Sourdough Sugar Cookies!! Soft and chewy in the middle and crispy on the outside.



Cookie Batter:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sourdough starter or discard
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup inulin powder, optional


  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Make Cookie Batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl cream butter, brown and cane sugar, vanilla and eggs together.
  3. Stir in sourdough starter and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together all the dry ingredients and blend well. (baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and inulin)
  5. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet and mix until well combined. Don’t over mix the batter so that you will get a thick chewy cookie.
  6. Set batter in fridge for 15 minutes.
  7. Mix cinnamon and sugar topping and set to the side.
  8. Scoop out cookies with an ice cream scooper or spoon and drop cookie ball onto a baking sheet. Do not flatten cookies as they will flatten during baking.
  9. Sprinkle sugar & cinnamon mixture on top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack for 10 minutes.


Batter makes about 18 large or 36 medium size cookies.

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 14
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven