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Author Notes: My Bubbe always had some of her mandel bread around when the kindelah visited, though to be honest it was never as popular as her apple cake. Sort of like a Jewish biscotti, they are a little hard, and filled with orange marmalade so never a kid’s favorite treat. Well I modernized mine up a bit with Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and then I dipped them in dark chocolate. Yum! The yogurt softened the cookies up, and the chocolate is just perfect with the orange flavors —What Jew Wanna Eat
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- walnuts- finely chopped
- 1 bag dark chocolate chips
- zest of 1 orange
- Cream together butter and sugar.
- Add Greek yogurt and egg. Then add in baking powder, baking soda and flour.
- Roll your dough into 4 balls and chill 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Flatten each ball with hands until you make a circle about 1/4" thick. Spread with marmalade, then sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon.
- Roll jelly roll style and place seam down and greased cookie sheet. Repeat with other balls.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until brown. Cool mandel bread slightly and slice 1/2 inch think pieces. Continue to bake at 375 on each side until crispy.
- Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave. Add in orange zest. Dip ends of mandel bread into chocolate. Let dry on parchment paper.