Sourdough Discard Oatmeal Lace Cookies with Currants

If you love oatmeal cookies wait until you get a bite of these sourdough discard cookies starring oats, cinnamon, currants, nutmeg, and sourdough starter discard, of course.

Sourdough Discard Oatmeal Lace Cookies with Currants
Photo: Kelsey Hansen
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
45 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup sourdough discard (128 g), room temperature

  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

  • 3 cup regular rolled oats

  • 1 ½ cup dried currants or other dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add both sugars, baking soda, and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. (Should be light and fluffy.) Beat in egg, egg yolk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Beat in sourdough discard. Beat in flour and spices. Stir in oats and currants.

  2. Drop dough by tablespoons or a 1 1/2-tablespoon cookie scoop 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake about 12 minutes per batch or until edges are golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. remove; cool on wire racks.


These cookies can be baked right away or the dough can be refrigerated 24 hours and baked the next day. Baking time for refrigerated dough might be 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 75mg 2%
Folate, total 4.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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