There is something about the smell of freshly baked goods right out of the oven
My grandmother always had a shoe box full of Mandelbrot at her home in Denver. “Just the perfect cookie for a cup of coffee,” she said. 🍵
My mother bakes these crunchy, light cookies doused with cinnamon and sugar now too. 🍵 And yes, they are perfectly suited for a cup of coffee, as well. Sometimes she adds golden raisins, not regular ones, only golden raisins, to the dough. I think I prefer the tiny chocolate chips in dark chocolate though.
True story, we used to bring about 10lb of the Mandelbrot cookies each winter and summer to the gift shows. First it was the Buyer’s Market of American Craft in Philadelphia, then it was New York Now in Manhattan. We’d package them up with a little sticker in a cute baggie. It was a real hit for years!
We printed up the recipe, and would email it later on as a thank you for shopping.
The ladies loved it!
🍵 We recently posted this over on our Facebook page, which you can check out here, and the requests were CRAZY!! We had so many ladies messaging us and telling us the stories of the famous Jewish cookies their parents and grandparents would make growing up for them. It was a post that brought back wonderful memories, for not only us, but for so many of our readers. It was a real joy to read.
The recipe is listed below.
They are easy to make and not too sweet.
And pair perfectly with a cup of coffee 🍵
Please share you memories with us here, and if you did make our mandel brot – mandel bread- aka kamish cookies, please let us know in the comment section how they turned out!!
Don’t forget to share with us how it turned out!!