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Sourdough Snickerdoodles


Adapted from about five other recipes that just didn’t suit.


  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, butter, or butter substitute of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Topping:  1/4 cup raw sugar & 2 teaspoons cinnamon

What to do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  • Beat the coconut oil/butter with the sugar until smooth.
  • Add the egg, sourdough starter, and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients.
  • Now check your dough.  You want it to be sticky but handle-able.  Too dry?  Add a little water.  Too sticky?  Add a little flour.
  • Take a plate and sprinkle the 1/4 cup raw sugar over it.  Then sprinkle the cinnamon on top of that.
  • Roll dough into balls about 2 inches in diameter then roll them in the cinnamon & sugar mix.
  • Bake 12 to a cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks.

I’ve tried making these with 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup chocolate chips and was underwhelmed.  As snickerdoodles, they’re transcendent.