Joan's Famous Mondel Brodt Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Joan's Famous Mondel Brodt Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Joan's Famous Mondel Brodt

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

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Original recipe makes 20 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Return the slices to the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until toasted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 16, 2010

This is a good recipe but a bit bland. Next time I would add orange zest.

 
Dec 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!

 
Mar 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

 
Dec 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!

 
Dec 24, 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.

 
Dec 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.

 
Jan 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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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