Mondel Brodt is a semi-sweet cookie/bread much like biscotti. A delicious Jewish treat. Great with coffee or tea.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 cookies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, whip 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 3 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly.

  • Bake in the 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 1 inch wide diagonal slices with a serrated knife. Return the slices to the baking sheet, cut side down.

  • Return the slices to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until toasted.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 24.7g 8% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 27.9mg 9% DV; sodium 47mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2010
This is a good recipe but a bit bland. Next time I would add orange zest. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
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. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2005
This is fun and easy to make. I didn't think there was enough dough to make 4 logs so i only made 2. Don't be fooled! They rise alot. My biscuits were too big to be biscoti like but they were great. Thanx Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2006
This is a great basic recipe. The first time I made it I thought it tasted a little too oily so I cut the oil to 1/2 cup and used 1/4 cup of butter for the flavor. I also added 1/4 tsp of salt. I did not have orange extract so I used lemon instead with some lemon and orange zest and poppy seeds. I love recipes like this that you can change around each time you make them. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2003
Very good Biscotti. I didn't have orange extract so used 1 tsp almond and 1 tsp vanilla. I added 1/2 C choco chips. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2010
This is a good recipe but a bit bland. Next time I would add orange zest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2006
My dad requested biscotti so I quickly chose this recipe and presented the cookies as a Christmas gift (after sampling several myself with hot coffee!). I substituted vanilla extract for the orange and used sliced almonds and semi-sweet chocolate chips rather than walnuts. Absolutely delicious; they came out perfectly. This will definitely become one of my regulars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
I have been using this recipe for the past 3 years and it has never failed me! I tend to bake it a bit longer both the first and second times (usually 30 minutes the first time at 325 and then after they cool I put them back in for 10 minutes on each side at 350). They always turn out deliciously crunchy without being too dry and have great taste. I always substitute chocolate chips for the nuts - it's by far the most requested thing I make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Good for dunking in coffee or hot chocolate. Alone they are not that great. If I were to make them again I would use a different type of nut (pecans) and add some dried fruit or chocolate. Read More
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