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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies


These sourdough chocolate chip cookies are made with olive oil which produces a lighter cookie! They are incredibly delicious and are long fermented making them even healthier. You won’t feel guilty for eating these cookies!

I think most of us have childhood memories of dunking our chocolate chip cookies in milk! It was such a treat.

cookies on a plate

Throughout my adult life, I can count how many times I have eaten cookies. I’m not sure why, because I enjoy them so much!

I thought it was high time I developed a sourdough version of my favorite cookie!

This recipe is so simple and easy to make. You mix the ingredients and put them in the fridge for as long as you need to before baking.

cookie sitting on top of a mound of other cookies

The longer they ferment, the deeper the flavor!

What is Sourdough?

Sourdough is the baking method that uses a sourdough starter to leaven the bread products.

sourdough starter bubbling in a glass jar

The sourdough starter is just flour and water that ferments and builds up good bacteria and yeast.

This bacteria and yeast feast on more flour and water and produce carbon dioxide which in turn produces the bubbles that cause the dough to rise.

Need to make a sourdough starter? Start here: https://therosehomestead.com/how-to-make-a-sourdough-starter/

What you will need to make this recipe:

  1. Flour
  2. Sugar
  3. Salt
  4. Baking soda
  5. Baking powder
  6. Vanilla extract
  7. Olive oil
  8. Eggs
  9. Chocolate chips
  10. Sourdough starter
dollop of cookie dough on baking sheet

Step by step instructions to make sourdough chocolate chip cookies:

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour (I used freshly milled hard white wheat), salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar and the olive oil until combined.

Add the eggs, sourdough starter, and vanilla. Mix well.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips.

Mix until combined. As an option, I added some freshly cracked black walnuts for even more flavor!

cookie dough in a bowl with a cookie scoop

Place the dough covered in the fridge for up to a week. Alternatively, you can freeze the dough for up to 6 months.

Also, you can bake these right away if you choose.

When you are ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

These cookies freeze very well! Allow them to cool completely before freezing.

cookie in hand with background blurred out
Can I make these cookies right away?

Yes, you can mix and bake right away if you wish to.

Will the cookies get sour if they are in the fridge all week?

The dough will get a bit more sour lending a deep flavor to the cookies.

Can I use sourdough discard?

Yes, you can use discard for this recipe.

Can you freeze the cookies or the cookie dough?

Yes, you can freeze either. If freezing the cookies, allow them to cool completely first.

How you store the cookies?

Store on the counter in a container with a lid for up to a week.

cookie sitting on top of a mound of other cookies

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 20 minutes

Soft, sweet, and incredibly delicious! These sourdough chocolate chip cookies are my new favorite sweet treat!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I use freshly milled hard white wheat)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and olive oil. Mix well.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla, and sourdough starter.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips and walnuts if using.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Cover and place in the fridge for up to a week.
  7. Alternatively, you can bake right away.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Scoop cookie dough on lightly greased cookie sheet or baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
  11. Cookies can be frozen after they have cooled completely.

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  1. I just make these and baked half right away bc I’ve needed something sweet but didn’t have it. Felt too lazy to make scones etc, maybe not lazy but too tired after working outside and inside all day.
    They’re good! The process was quick. Another one of my beefs bc I’ve never been able to make a recipe in the time mentioned. I always think: yah if you have someone prep all your things ie misenplace.
    Anyway these work fast and easy treats are yours quickly! Thank you

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