Almond Confetti Mandel Bread


Not unlike biscotti, mandel bread (also called mandelbrot) are twice-baked, crunchy cookies that make a perfect coffee-dunking treat. This mandel bread recipe is packed with chopped almonds and rainbow sprinkles for a family-friendly cookie. The dough is endlessly customizable by using your favorite nuts, flavorings and sprinkles!

a recipe photo of the Almond Confetti Mandel Bread
Photo: Photographer: Brie Goldman, Food Stylist: Lauren McAnelly, Prop Stylist: Holly Raibikis
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup grapeseed oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla and almond extract in a large bowl. Sift all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into another large bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture; stir to combine. Add almonds and sprinkles, mixing until just combined. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or up to 3 days.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Shape the dough into 4 logs (about 5-by-1 1/2-inch) on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until the dough is firm, golden and puffed, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 300°F. Use a sharp knife to slice the mandel bread into 3/4-inch slices (about 7 per log). Place the cookies back on the baking sheet on their sides. Bake until crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

To make ahead

Refrigerate dough (Step 1) for up to 3 days.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
11g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Serving Size 1 cookie
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 30IU 1%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 3mg 22%
Folate 26mcg 7%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 63mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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