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If you’re looking for a way to use up a bag of starter AND have a huge cookie yield, this Amish Friendship Bread Dump Cookie recipe is for you! Also known as kitchen sink cookies (because you can put in everything BUT the kitchen sink, LOL), dump cookies are easy, tasty and made to be shared with others.
Use our basic cookie recipe and add in whatever you have in the pantry: rolled oats, chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, flaked coconut, leftover Halloween candy. They keep well and are great on-the-go treats. Think: bake sales, teacher appreciation, kid snacks, Super Bowl munchies, holiday cookie swaps. Better yet, make the dough in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer so you can make a batch whenever the craving strikes.
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This recipe for Amish Friendship Bread Dump cookies is perfect for a party full of people or a group of close friends.
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 1 banana mashed
- 5 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup oats rolled or old-fashioned
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups coconut shredded or flaked
- 2 cups nuts (we used macadamia) chopped
Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oats in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, cream starter, butter, shortening, and sugars. Add eggs one at a time, then mashed banana and vanilla. Mix well.
Create a well in the dry ingredients and add wet ingredients, stirring until incorporated.
Fold in whatever mix-ins you'd like: chocolate chips, shredded coconuts, nuts, etc.
Drop rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet (or use parchment paper for easy clean-up).
Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown on the edges.
Make this in advance: store dough (well-wrapped) in the fridge up to two days before baking. If you'd like to reserve some for the future, wrap well and freeze.
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