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Soft And Chewy Sourdough Molasses Cookies Recipe

Sourdough Ginger Molasses Cookies Recipe

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Fancy some sourdough cookies? Then these scrumptious sourdough molasses cookies are a great way for you to utilize extra sourdough starter, whilst producing a sweeter, and chewier cookie that’ll certainly delight your taste buds with each bite!

  • Total Time: 2.5 hrs


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger powder
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated white cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 12 tbsp. softened butter (not melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter discard


  1. Start by combining your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl: flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix until well incorporated.
  2. In another bowl, combine softened butter and sugars. Once well combined, beat in the egg, molasses, and vanilla.
  3. Then add your sourdough starter discard to the wet ingredients, and mix well.
  4. Gradually add your dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients, stirring until well combined. Fold the ingredients and stir well, but don’t over-mix.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight depending on when you plan to bake.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Add half a cup of white cane sugar to a bowl.
  8. Pinch and roll the dough into 1-inch thick balls, then roll the balls in the sugar until they’re lightly coated.
  9. Place the sourdough cookie dough balls on to your baking sheet, spaced 3 inches apart.
  10. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, until the cookies begin to spread, and the tops crack. They should continue to flatten and crackle while they cool.
  11. Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them rest for 5 minutes, before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: cookies
  • Cuisine: American