12 Days of Cookies: Mandel Bread

It’s cookie season and people all around the world are baking, cutting, sprinkling, wrapping, and giving out all kinds of different cookies. To celebrate this festive time of the year and to bring you some new inspiration, we’re sharing 12 cookie recipes with you, one every day from now until Christmas Eve. These aren’t just any old cookie recipes, either — they’re recipes from cookie and history-enthusiast Anna Ginsberg and her cookbook The Daily Cookie, which is filled with 365 cookie recipes that honor and celebrate notable events throughout history. Along with giving you something new to bake in the kitchen, these 12 days of cookies give you a chance to win a copy of the book every day we share a recipe, so you’ll be able to enjoy a cookie recipe every day of the year, not just right before Christmas. 

Today’s cookie is not so much a cookie, but bread, mandel bread to be exact, a traditional Jewish cookie recipe that Ginsberg describes as similar to a biscotti but "easier on the teeth." The great thing about this cookie recipe is that it’s double-baked, making it perfect for a cold winter day when you’re stuck inside.  

Click here to see the Mandel Bread Recipe

Want more cookie recipes like this one? Tweet this (up to once a day): I just entered to win a copy of The Daily Cookie from @TheDailyMeal & @AndrewsMcMeel #12DaysofCookies bit.ly/R2ieOZ — and a collection of 365 cookie recipes may be yours.

Click here to read how to enter to win a copy of The Daily Cookie

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Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce