Mandelbrot

3.5
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My son's favorite cookie in the world. He has me bake a massive batch of these cookies for him once a year so he can wrap them in foil and freeze them so he can eat them year round! In place of chocolate syrup you can fold in chocolate chips, nuts or other goodies to suit your taste.

1
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 to 12 - inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest (Optional)

  • .80000001192093 cup chocolate syrup

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Place flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into an electric mixer's mixing bowl and mix well; blend eggs and 1/2 cup oil into mixture. Pour orange juice and orange zest into mixture; mix well. When the mixture becomes very thick take the mixing bowl out of the mixer and continue stirring with a wooden spoon (at this point the mixture is so thick that it could damage an electric mixer).

  3. Separate dough into thirds. Roll (or spread with your hands) each chunk of dough into a rectangular shape. Sprinkle the chocolate syrup onto the center of each rectangle. Fold the sides of each rectangle into the center to form a loaf shape. Work with the loaf until there is no longer a crease that could break open while baking. Each roll will be approximately 12 inches long. Brush the outside of each roll lightly with oil. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of the rolls.

  4. Bake on a nonstick cookie pan for 20 minutes. This is a firm, cake-like cookie. If you would rather a crispier cookie toast the cookie another 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. When cooled cut the loaves to form semi-circle shaped cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.