Mandelbrot cookies

    40 min

    Mandelbrot, also spelled mandelbrod, is a Jewish cookie similar to biscotti. In this recipe the cookies are flavoured with orange extract and dotted with walnuts. Enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee or glass of sweet wine.

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    Makes: 20 biscotti

    • 3 eggs, at room temperature
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons orange extract
    • 175ml vegetable oil
    • 440g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 60g walnuts, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light. Mix in the orange extract and oil. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture along with the walnuts. Form dough into 4 logs and place them 7.5cm apart onto an ungreased baking tray; flatten slightly.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Remove to a cutting board and slice each log into 2.5cm wide diagonal slices with a serrated knife. Return the slices to the baking tray, cut side down.
    4. Return slices to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until toasted.

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    Far too crumbly for me.  -  08 Jul 2017


    I have been meaning to review this recipe, because I have been making it for a long time and, in fact, am eating a slice right now!! This makes an absolutely delicious cookie. The directions are excellent and accurate. The only thing I do differently is add 1 T dried orange peel in addition to the orange extract. I've made it with chopped almonds when I'm out of walnuts and it still tastes fabulous. Everyone loves this cookie, and it keeps so well in tupperware. It does seem to take twice as long to make because you slice and bake them a second time, but don't let that deter you. It is worth it, and makes a decent number of cookies. Make sure you watch them brown and turn them once during the browning step. If you have cookie racks, it makes the cooling process go much faster. (As does a ceiling fan in the kitchen.) Try these cookies - they are great.  -  29 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Incredible!!! These are so good, so much better than I expected. You gotta use the orange extract. Totally made it. I drizzled them with white chocolate afterwards. I will be making these again and again...maybe tonight!  -  19 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)