Sourdough Discard Oatmeal Cookies

Use your choice of dried fruit to add flavor and texture to this sourdough discard recipe.

sourdough discard oatmeal lace cookies

Kelsey Hansen

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
45 cookies

When you have sourdough starter to take care of, it's always good to have a few sourdough discard recipes to keep in your back pocket. Enter this delicious oatmeal cookie recipe. Scented with warm spices and dried currants (or your favorite dried fruit), you will absolutely love having so much sourdough discard to use up.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 128 g sourdough discard, room temperature

  • 1¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 1½ cups 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 1½-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.

Make Ahead

Prepare and refrigerate dough up to 24 hours. Scoop and bake as directed, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the baking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 119.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.9g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
Cholesterol 23.2mg 8%
Sodium 58mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17.7g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Total Sugars 9.9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 16.7mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 89.2mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 2.6IU
Alanine 0.1g
Arginine 0.1g
Ash 0.4g
Aspartic acid 0.1g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0.2mcg
Choline, total 14.6mg
Copper, Cu 0.1mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 499.2kJ
Fluoride, F 0.2mcg
Folate, total 9mcg
Glutamic acid 0.4g
Glycine 0.1g
Histidine 0g
Isoleucine 0.1g
Leucine 0.1g
Lysine 0.1g
Methionine 0g
Magnesium, Mg 15.8mg
Manganese, Mn 0.4mg
Niacin 0.5mg
Phosphorus, P 50.4mg
Pantothenic acid 0.2mg
Phenylalanine 0.1g
Phytosterols 0mg
Proline 0.1g
Retinol 38.8mcg
Selenium, Se 5.5mcg
Serine 0.1g
Starch 6.3g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.2mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0g
Valine 0.1g
Vitamin A, IU 147.4IU
Vitamin A, RAE 39.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.7mcg
Water 5.9g
Zinc, Zn 0.4mg

*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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