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Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

No recipe image available.Keep that sourdough starter active by using it for more than just pancakes and bread—like in this terrific recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sourdough starter (see recipe)
4 large eggs
2 (12-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating until well blended. Add vanilla and sourdough starter; mixing well. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn baking sheet around after 6 minutes to ensure even browning. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.