Mandel Bread

🎄 My Grandma’s Christmas cookie. 🎄

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My grandmother’s favorite cookie to make for Christmas is traditionally a cookie that is made for passover, but she loved them and every year she would make a big batch at Christmas time to share with us all.

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She loved this cookie so much, she actually typed the recipe up. How cute was she!!!! I just love this piece of paper , so I framed it and keep it stored with my Christmas decorations to display on my kitchen counter each year.

Here is what you will need:

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  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup of veggie oil
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Here is what you need to do:

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Mix eggs, sugar, oil and almond extract until nicely blended.

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Slowly mix in flour and baking powder.

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By hand mix in chocolate chips and walnuts and make sure that all ingredients are mixed in evenly. The batter will be sticky, so you will need to oil your hands to form into a loaf.

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This recipe makes three loaves. Two will fit nicely on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 -50 minutes. You want the loaves to be golden brown.

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Let them cool completely and then slice into 1 inch cookies.

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Time to decorate. :)

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My grandmother would use a tub of store-bought icing to frost the cookies, but I like to drizzle  them in melted chocolate and then top with fun Christmas sprinkles.



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This is a terrible picture, but look how cute Jaxie is in the back just wishing a cookie would fall.  😉

A great thing about this recipe is that you can change-up the add ins with whatever you like. Almonds, cranberries and dark chocolate might be in my next batch. :)

Hope you like them.




6 Comments on Mandel Bread

  1. Colleen
    December 1, 2015 at 9:31 pm (8 years ago)

    These look delicious!!! I’m making!!!

    • Jill
      December 3, 2015 at 11:05 am (8 years ago)

      Yay!! Enjoy :)

  2. veronica lee
    December 3, 2015 at 7:40 am (8 years ago)

    Yummm! Looks divine!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

    • Jill
      December 3, 2015 at 11:06 am (8 years ago)

      Hi there, Thanks for stopping by. So glad you liked it :)

  3. craftycookingamanda
    December 5, 2015 at 11:23 pm (8 years ago)

    I love these cookies – they look delicious and they’re so festive! Oh – and the Jaxie pic is my favorite! I have two of them like that – constantly sharking around any and all food lol :)

  4. Jill
    December 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks Craftycookingamanda. Jaxie is a loyal companion whenever I am cooking. 😉


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