Mom's Traditional Mandelbrot Recipe

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Mom's Traditional Mandelbrot Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 22, 2024

This recipe for mandelbrot, a traditional Jewish almond biscotti, has been passed down through generations in my family. These crunchy and sweet cookies are perfect for dipping in coffee or tea.


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add flour and baking powder, mixing until well combined.
  5. Fold in almonds and chocolate chips.
  6. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a long log on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  9. Slice logs into 1-inch thick pieces and place back on the baking sheet.
  10. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until biscotti are golden brown and crispy.
  11. Let cool completely before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • Mandelbrot means 'almond bread' in Yiddish and is a traditional Jewish dessert.
  • These cookies are similar to Italian biscotti, but with a sweeter and denser texture.
  • Mandelbrot is often flavored with almonds and chocolate, but you can get creative with different mix-ins.