This is the Amish Friendship Bread cookie recipe that people love, because not only does it make a soft and chewy cookie, but it makes A LOT of them. This is one of those great recipes to keep on hand whenever you have some extra starter to spare, because in this case, a little goes a LONG way!
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup shortening
- 2½ cups brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 5 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 16 ounce bag chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
- Cream starter, butter, shortening and sugars.
- Beat in the eggs, one by one, then add remaining ingredients.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
From Erika Yak: "Added ¼ cup cocoa powder and 1½ cups M&M’s to make them chocolatey chocolate chip cookies."
From Karen Garcia: "For another variation use dark chocolate chips and substituted 2 tablespoons of powdered stevia for the white sugar."
From Becky Lewis: "I made my cookie dough and then left it in the fridge for 48 hours to rest before baking the cookies. These are without a doubt the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. I love the fact that they don't have the baking soda taste that a lot of homemade cookies have. I'm so glad that someone gave me a friendship bread starter. "
From Elizabeth Bruce (Belleville, IL): "Different stage of cookies dough: Did a baking test. I froze individual dough pieces and baked them at thawed (some thawed on pan and some thawed in fridge) and frozen. I also baked some using dough that was in the fridge overnight. They all turned out the same well baked and no additional time needed."
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