Monday, April 20, 2009

Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies - They're so Sweet!

One more confectionary concoction from Curt (Gumpa) and his Sourdough Starter!

Sourdough Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour, plus more if needed to make formable dough
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix sourdough starter, peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Add to sourdough mixture, adding a little more flour if needed to form balls. Form into small balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.
Yields 36 cookies. For variation add 2 cups choc. chips. These cookies can also be iced with a confectionary sugar icing.

When my mom made these over Spring Break she mixed the ingredients and treated half the dough like sugar cookies and added chocolate chips to the remaining dough. Both were wonderful. This dough makes a wonderful soft and moist cookie.
Try some with your starter!


Sabrina said...

I have got to get off my butt and make some starter. Your killin' me with the sourdough recipes!

Robin Sue said...

I am liking these sourdough posts. What a fun thing to do. I see sourdough starters everywhere and just haven't gotten around to trying it myself. But now that I know you can make cookies...

noble pig said...

What a great idea. I have friends who have named their sourdough starter.

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh gosh...these may convince me to get the starter started!

Elyse said...

These cookies look awesome!! I love all the uses for sourdough starter. Man, I'm really craving some PB right now.