This month’s giveaway is posted below! Good luck!
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Resistance is futile, people. These chewy, perfectly sweetened, Amish Friendship Bread Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are going to be your downfall.
You all know how much I love using the starter to make cookies. It’s not only a great way to use up excess starter when you run out of people to give the starter to, but it makes a ton of cookies which are super giftable. No one in their right mind would turn down a gift of cookies, right? Not only that, these cookies freeze well, so you can have cookies anytime you want, which of course is the whole purpose of any self-respecting cookie, I think.
The full printable recipe is below. What you need to know:
- This recipe makes 4 dozen. That’s 48 cookies!
- This recipe has two cups of rolled oats, which is heart healthy.
- There’s a giveaway below for a glass cookie jar.
Soft, chewy, and delicious, these Amish Friendship Bread Oatmeal Raisin cookies are a twist on a family favorite.
- ½ cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
- ½ teaspoon allspice ground
- ¼ teaspoon ginger ground
- 2 cups rolled oats uncooked
- 1½ cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
In a mixing bowl, cream starter, shortening, and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. Create a well in the center and fold in starter mixture until combined.
Stir in oats and raisins. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 15-30 minutes, then let dough rest at room temperature for five minutes.
Using a 1" cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto a prepared cookie sheet (ungreased or lined with parchment), approximately 2" apart.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies are nice, toasty brown and set. Allow to cool on pan fo 3-5 minutes before serving.
I’m giving away one (1) 64-ounce cookie jar with an optional chalkboard sticker! It’s food safe with an airtight lid, and it’s dishwasher safe.
Just leave a comment below introducing yourself and telling me any or all of the following:
- Oatmeal cookie fan? Who would you make this for?
- What other add-ins would you include in this Amish Friendship Bread oatmeal cookie recipe to make it yours?
That’s it! The giveaway ends on November 16, 2019. US residents only. I’ll pull one winner at random from qualified entries (translated: follow the instructions above). Only one comment per entrant will be counted.
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