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Grandma Ella's Mandelbrot

Linda Berman

Grandma Ella’s Original Mandelbrot

  • 1 cup butter                             
  • 1 Tablespoon  baking powder         
  • 12 ounces toasted almond slivers
  • 1 cup sugar                              
  • ¼ teaspoon salt                                    
  • ½ cup cinnamon sugar mixture
  • 4 eggs                                      
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 4 cups flour                            
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put parchment paper on a large cookie sheet.
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Add eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla .
  5. Add toasted almonds.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Make 4-5 loaves out of dough- each should be: 2”wide x 1” high
  8. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes until light brown.
  10. Slice the loaves into pieces.
  11. Turn the pieces on their side.
  12. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  13. Bake 10 minutes
  14. Turn the pieces on their other side.
  15. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  16. Bake 10 more minutes.
  17. Cool.

    Mandel Bread Recipe Variation from Grandma Ella Wagner
  • 1 cup butter                     
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar                      
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs                                  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups flour                      
  • 12 ounce bag chocolate chips (optional)  
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture (About ½ cup sugar and 2 T cinnamon)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease or parchment paper 2 large cookie sheets.
  3. Mix ingredients (except the cinnamon sugar mixture) to make 4 loaves -- 2”wide x 1”high and as long as the cookie sheet.
  4. Place loaf on cookie sheet and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on the top of the loaves.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the loaves are brown on the top and bottom.
  6. Cool slightly and then slice the loaves. Put the pieces on their side. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on that side. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  7. Turn the pieces onto their other side. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake another 10 minutes.
  8. Carefully place on cooling racks.
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