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Mandola cookies?

Sarah Deepfruit Jan 19, 2005 08:44 PM

So, there is an incredible type of cookie sold as "mandola" at the Italian bakery 'round my way in Brooklyn. As I'll likely be leaving NY soon, and don't want to live without this delight, PLEASE HELP! Googling led nowhere.

The cookie in question is about the size of half a golf ball, dusted w/powdered sugar, and composed mostly of ground almond---very little flour, if any. There are bits of candied fruit in it, as well. It's very soft, almost like a chewy cake, with a barely-chewy crust. Quite sweet.

Does it have another name? Does anyone know how to make it???


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    Dorothy Jan 19, 2005 09:26 PM

    Try searching on "mandorla" and if you find what you're looking for . . .

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    1. re: Dorothy
      Cyndy Jan 19, 2005 09:51 PM

      Those look great...I'm glad someone answered...it was driving me nuts...all I could find out was that Manolo Blahnik hates to travel...*lol*

      1. re: Dorothy
        Sarah Deepfruit Jan 23, 2005 02:41 PM

        Aha! Thanks, that's JUST what I needed. The sign at my bakery omits the 'r.'

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        ValL Jan 20, 2005 05:17 AM

        Could it be Amaretti?

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