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Recipe: Mandel Bread

recipe mandel bread

As a food enthusiast and writer, I'm always on the lookout for unique and delicious recipes to share with my readers. After trying countless desserts, I stumbled upon the Mandel Bread recipe and was instantly hooked. This Jewish biscotti-like cookie is perfect for dunking in coffee or tea and is a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. I wanted to share this recipe so others can experience the same joy I did when first trying it.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Recipe Category: Dessert
  • Recipe Cuisine: Jewish
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.9/5


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and beat again.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in chopped almonds and chocolate chips.
  6. Divide dough into two equal portions, and shape each into a log about 12 inches long and 2 inches wide. Place logs on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Slice logs into 1/2-inch slices and place back onto the baking sheet.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (165°C) and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the slices are lightly toasted.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.

Nutritions Table

Nutrition InformationAmount Per Serving
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat2g
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber1g
Total Sugars10g

Recipes FAQ

  • What is Mandel Bread? Mandel Bread is a Jewish biscotti-like cookie that is twice-baked and perfect for dunking in coffee or tea.
  • Can I use other nuts besides almonds? Yes, you can use any nut you prefer or a mix of nuts. Walnuts and pecans work well.
  • How long does Mandel Bread last? Mandel Bread will last up to 2 weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Can I freeze Mandel Bread? Yes, you can freeze Mandel Bread for up to 3 months. Allow it to come to room temperature before serving.
  • Can I skip the chocolate chips? Yes, you can omit the chocolate chips or replace them with dried fruit like cranberries or raisins.
  • Is Mandel Bread difficult to make? No, it's a simple recipe that doesn't require any special equipment. Just a mixing bowl and a baking sheet.

Recipes Tips

If you're new to making Mandel Bread, here are a few tips to ensure your cookies turn out perfectly:

1. Don't overmix the dough. Mix just until the ingredients are combined to avoid tough cookies.

2. Use a serrated knife to slice the logs. This will prevent the cookies from crumbling.

3. Let the cookies cool completely before storing them. This will prevent them from becoming soggy.