Mandel Bread (traditional Jewish holiday cookie)

Mandel Bread (traditional Jewish holiday cookie)

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 3dozen
  • About This Recipe

    “The original Jewish biscotti. Great dunked into coffee, perfect gift for Chanukah!”


  • 1/2 cupcooking oil
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 2eggs
  • 2cupssifted flour
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 1teaspoonalmond flavoring
  • 1/2 cupchopped walnuts, , almonds,or pecans
  • 1teaspoonlemon, zest of
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
  • Beat eggs, add sugar and oil and mix well.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate dough for several hours or overnight.
  • On heavily floured surface, shape into 3 narrow loaves.
  • Bake on floured sheet for 20- 25 minutes.
  • Slice diagonally while hot.
  • Place slices on greased and floured sheet and toast for 2 minutes per side at 450°F.
  • Reviews

  • “I have made these cookies several times and they always come out real nice. I have several biscotti recipes but I like this one best because it calls for very little sugar compared to the others. I also use olive oil for a lower fat content.”

  • “Made this for a party tonight.Very tasty, a big hit!Thank you.”

  • “I love any biscotti type of cookie and these are really nice.I made mine vegan so my DH could enjoy them to.Thanks Mirj, for a great recipe!”

  • “Wow-easy and yummy!You’re my hero!I made these along with the brownie biscotti for a teacher’s gift.”

  • “This is a good basic recipe for mandelbrot.I found that you can add A LOT more than 1/2 cup filling.I poured one whole cup of trailmix with raisins and it still felt like more could be added.The best thing is – it’s not too sweet. Thanks Mirj”

  • “Delicious! We refrigerated the (sticky!) dough over night and it was so easy and manageable the next morning!Many thanks, Mirj!”