Updated: Sep 5, 2020
I bet you're here because you need to feed your sourdough starter, and you're looking for something to make with your discard. Well, you've come to the right place because these Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies are about to change your life.
I know what you're thinking. Sourdough cookies? What?? Hear me out. These cookies are soft and chewy and packed with chocolate chips, just like your standard chocolate chip cookies, but they've got an ever-so-slight tang that balances out the sweetness and keeps you coming back for more. And topped with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, they're pretty much the best chocolate chip cookie you'll ever eat. Sorry, Tollhouse.
Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Makes 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on how big you want them)
8 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup unfed sourdough starter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour