Are you ready for the holidays?
No doubt this year will be a bit different, but I’ve got you covered with a line-up of great Amish Friendship Bread holiday recipes so you can put together fabulous edible gift baskets and care packages for friends and neighbors, as well as create a festive treat for yourself!
1. CHECKING YOUR LIST: YOUR HOLIDAY PANTRY CHECKLIST
Minimize trips to the grocery store with my free holiday pantry checklist, tailored especially for Amish Friendship Bread baking (it’s free but you’ll need your password to access–look at the bottom of your newsletters for the password, or sign up above).
2. Cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread
Kitchen Friend Brita Britnell added an extra cinnamon crunch ribbon inside the bread to make the classic recipe especially festive.
This sounds absolutely divine! Going to make this for a friend who is just loves cinnamon bread. She’ll get one loaf and I’ll take the other.Anna Marie on Cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread
3. Chocolate Candy Cane Amish Friendship Bread
This one will have all the kiddies (and a few adults!) raving.
Made a double batch and used 1 box vanilla and 2 boxes gingerbread pudding. Amazing and delicious!!Becky on Chocolate Candy Cane Amish Friendship Bread
4. Eggnog Amish Friendship Bread Cake
A gorgeous, show-stopping holiday cake.
I bought eggnog just to make this recipe. It is so delicious. I’m adding to my list of favorites!Corry on Eggnog Amish Friendship Bread Cake
5. Gingerbread Amish Friendship Bread
A warm and spicy delight that promises tons of compliments.
Just made the Gingerbread this evening with my frozen and defrosted Amish bread starter. It came out perfect.Gloria on Gingerbread Amish Friendship Bread
6. Amish Friendship Bread Eggnog Cookies
Great for festive gift giving and holiday care packages. Plus, add some delicious eggnog frosting on top of these beauties.
Eggnog is a seasonal treat for my family, and these cookies are a treat, too! We add a bit more spice, some cardamom and a touch of ginger, sooooo good!Sandy on Amish Friendship Bread Eggnog Cookies
7. Rum Raisin Amish Friendship Bread
Rum-soaked raisins make this Amish Friendship Bread variation perfect for carolers and late-night revelers.
8. Christmas Stollen Amish Friendship Bread
Looking for a loaf to wrap up and gift? This is the one! And you can make your own marzipan, too!
9. Amish Friendship Bread Snickerdoodle Cookies
Make sure you’re on Santa’s Nice list by leaving a glass of milk and these Amish Friendship Bread Snickerdoodles by the chimney.
I love making these cookies! My 9 yo. son just asked for them last week as part of our Christmas cookie baking this year. I even made them for my daughter’s wedding reception 2 years ago. I pulled some starter from my freezer and I’m ready! I’m also making some to share for my son’s Christmas concert coming up this weekend. Thanks for the great recipe.Cindy on Amish Friendship Bread Snickerdoodle Cookies
10. Amish Friendship Bread Fruitcake
What would the holidays be without a little fruitcake? Kitchen Friend Tammy Basile came up with this wonderful Amish Friendship Bread variation.
11. Tuscan-Inspired Amish Friendship Bread Coffee Cake
Festive and delicious, this coffee cake is an easy crowd-pleaser.
I followed the recipe but omitted the nuts and figs and added 2 tsp of cardamom. Well I just finished eating my second slice and this is EXACTLY the coffee cake of my childhood and I couldn’t be happier!.. I’m making more tomorrow and freezing it so I can enjoy a slice everyday. Thank you for this outstanding recipe!Nancy on Tuscan-Inspired Amish Friendship Bread Coffee Cake
12. Rye and Ginger Amish Friendship Bread
Big kids only … rye whiskey-soaked golden raisins make this bread a great addition to any office holiday party dessert spread.
13. Dress It Up: Festive Tags and Labels for Your Holiday Treats
Don’t forget to label your edible gifts with any of my free custom holiday gift tags, too!
(It’s free but you’ll need your password to access–look at the bottom of your newsletters for the password, or sign up above)
14. Good Reads: An Avalon Christmas
Twelve heartwarming stories of hope and cheer that make every day Christmas.
The small river town of Avalon, Illinois is considered quaint, charming and idyllic. Tourists love to visit and residents are proud to call it home, but this Christmas a secret hides around every corner.
Who’s giving away free turkeys to every house in town? What’s a mysterious homeless man up to when he offers free gift-wrapping in front of the town’s most popular gift shop? Is the grand prize of this year’s annual town fundraiser (one full year of rent or mortgage paid!) a hoax or the real deal? Can a broken relationship between brothers be healed or can unexpected love bloom between the unlikeliest of couples?
Written with heart, wit, and humor, An Avalon Christmas will bring laughter and tears to readers any time of the year.
15. At Your Fingertips: Get the Holiday Cookbook
For yourself or the baker on your list — quick and easy access to your favorite recipes, plus an Amish Friendship Bread starter jar!
16. The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Amish Friendship Bread Starter
If baking feels like too much, keep it simple — gift someone an Amish Friendship Bread starter.
The most important gift you can give this year is kindness and compassion. Okay, that’s two gifts, but you know what I mean. Physical and edible goodies are wonderful and fun, but lasting happiness comes when people feel loved and safe.Darien Gee, Founder of Friendship Bread Kitchen, dariengee.com