Delicious Mandelbrot Cookie Swap Recipe – Perfect for Holiday Celebrations

Best Mandelbrot Cookie Recipe - Ideal for Christmas & Holiday Festivities

Discover the magic of Mandelbrot, a cherished Jewish cookie that’s perfect for any occasion. This family-favorite recipe has evolved over time, blending traditional flavors with modern twists. Get ready to bake a batch of these crunchy, nutty delights that are sure to become a staple in your kitchen!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • About 1 cup golden raisins, mini chocolate chips, and walnuts or a combination of the three
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon for finishing


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and position the rack in the middle level.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until smooth. Add sugar and whisk until the mixture becomes creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract and oil.
  4. Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture, ensuring all the flour is incorporated. Add your choice of raisins, chocolate chips, and walnuts, folding them in evenly.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a log, about 14 to 18 inches long. Place the logs on a baking sheet and flatten them slightly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until they’re well-risen and firm to the touch.
  6. Allow the logs to cool on the baking sheet. Meanwhile, adjust your oven racks to the upper and lower thirds of the oven.
  7. Once cooled, use a sharp serrated knife to slice the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces. Coat each slice in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place them back on the baking sheet, cut side down.
  8. Return the slices to the oven and bake for up to 20 minutes more, until they’re dry and crisp.
  9. Let the Mandelbrot cool completely before storing them in an airtight container, with parchment or wax paper between layers.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48
Amount per serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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