Thursday, September 1, 2011

Amish Bread Cookies

     I wanted to make some muffins the other day, so I turned to Debbi's blog and all her amish bread recipes for help. I ended up making this Bananas Foster Bread into muffins, and they were so good. Since I still had about a half cup left of my frozen starter, I needed to find another recipe. Following Debbi's link, I headed over to the Friendship Bread Kitchen. I could not believe all the recipes and ideas for using the starter! It was hard to decide, but I finally chose to make a half recipe of the basic cookies.
     Let me tell you, these things are so addictive! They have the subtle yeasty taste of the starter and the perfect chewiness of a sugar cookie. Classic, but just different enough to stand out. I will definitely make these again!

This is a half recipe and it makes plenty! For the full and original recipe, follow the link to basic cookies above.
1/2 cup Amish Starter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp flax seed
1-1/2 Tbl water
1 tsp baking soda
2-1/2 cup flour (take out 5Tbl for whole wheat)
1/4 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (176° C).
  2. Cream butter, shortening, eggs and sugars.
  3. Stir in rest of ingredients.
  4. Drop tablespoon size dough onto ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!
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  1. These sound delicious. Perfect treat to make for my little man for his lunches. Yummy!

  2. Beautiful blog!
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  3. What a great idea. I love the bread, I bet the cookies are amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by sweet tooth Friday!


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