unbaked and baked mandel bread
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My friend Annette gave me this mandel bread recipe; she got it from our mutual friend Ann. I’ve been making it for over 40 years. It’s a family favorite.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • less than 1 cup oil
  • less than 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, mix eggs with a fork. Add sugar and vanilla.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  3. Measure oil.
  4. Add flour and oil to egg mixture alternately, ending with flour.
  5. Add the chocolate chips.
  6. Grease cookie sheets (or use parchment paper). Shape dough into at least 4 loaves.
  7. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove cookie sheet(s) from oven and lower oven temperature to 300° F.
  9. Slice mandel bread with a sharp knife. Sprinkle cut slices with cinnamon and sugar
  10. Return to oven for 10 minutes.
  11. Freezes well.

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