Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sourdough Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 cup sourdough starter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream shortening with sugars. Add egg and water. Beat until light and fluffy. Add sourdough starter, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix well. Add rolled oats. If desired add raisins and nuts. Dough will be thick. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Dough usually bakes better if it has been slightly chilled first. It keeps it from spreading out too much while baking. This recipe is also good with chocolate chips in place of the nuts.


  1. Hi there,

    First of all I want to say that I LOVE your blog!! I am an avid cook and a LOVER of all kinds of food and your recipes are the BEST!

    I was wondering if you have a starter recipe for all the sourdough recipes you have posted? I would LOVE to try some of them but do not have a starter recipe. If you have it could you e-mail it to me at

    Thanks so much and keep on posting these great recipes!!!


  2. mm this sounds great! How do you make the sourdough starter? I've tried a couple of times but it hasn't worked for me.