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Almond Mandel bread

Delicous and easy Jewish biscotti cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword chocolate mandel bread, jewish cookies, mandel bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Dee

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Sugar (150 g /5.5 oz)
  • 1 Cup Oil (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 Cups AP flour (360 g/ 13 oz)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Mini chocolate chips (120 g / 4 oz)
  • 2 TBS Cinnamon Sugar For chocolate chips cookies but can be used for both.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder.

  3. In a bowl of a standing mixer, place the sugar, oil, and eggs (plus almond extract if using) and mix on medium-high until fully blended for about 20 seconds.

  4. Add the flour mixture followed by the chocolate chips or almonds. Turn the mixer off.

  5. Divide the dough in two and shape each part into a log.

  6. Bake 25-30 minutes and remove from the oven or until the cookies are pale dry and puff, allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  7. Reduce oven temperature to 300F.

  8. After 10 minutes slice each loaf 1" slices and lay each slice lying flat on the side. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of cinnamon sugar.

  9. Return to oven and bake for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes remove and turn cookies the oppotise side. Bake for 12 more minutes. (if baking chocolate chips, this sprinkle with cinnamon sugar

  10. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Recipe Notes

  • Very important that all of the ingredients are at room temperature. This is key for light crispy cookies.
  • Make sure the oil, sugar, and eggs have been fully incorporated into an even mixture before adding the flour mixture.
  • If the dough is sticky, wash your hands and divide the dough and shape without dying your hands. Repeat it as many times as necessary and make sure to shake your hands and remove excess water.
  • The best way to know if the cookies are well baked is by applying pressure to the center of the cookie. If it is soft then it needs a few more minutes in the oven. Make sure to test the cookies about 30-45 minutes after baking.