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Sweet Mandel - New German Bakery

StriperGuy Dec 22, 2010 08:19 AM

Someone from work brought in some of the best gingerbread I've ever eaten. It is a home-based business, but they are located in Newton:


Check out their products:

And a very sweet about us page:


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  1. Nab RE: StriperGuy Dec 22, 2010 08:58 AM

    Funny, we had some of their goods in the office as well, and I prolly gobbled the lion's share of mandelhoernchens. Manhandled those mandelhoernchens. They were delicious. But I've never really met an almond cookie I didn't like, so don't take my word, try em out yourself.

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    1. re: Nab
      StriperGuy RE: Nab Dec 22, 2010 12:32 PM

      I wanna order one of everything they make!

    2. Allstonian RE: StriperGuy Dec 22, 2010 09:10 AM

      Gebrannte mandeln! They have gebrannte mandeln! Man - I can't smell those candied nut carts in downtown crossing without it taking me back to the Christkindelmaerkte in Germany. And they deliver in Allston too! Thanks for posting this, StriperGuy!

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        teezeetoo RE: Allstonian Dec 22, 2010 12:30 PM

        thanks so much for this lead. My German son-in-law will be in heaven with his goodies, since he didn't go home for christmas market thisyear.

      2. StriperGuy RE: StriperGuy Dec 23, 2010 06:20 AM

        Okay a co-worker brought in more stuff from this place.

        Anise scented cookies of different sizes pressed in a mold that leaves floral patterns on the cookies. One of the most beautiful cookies I've ever seen.

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          Allstonian RE: StriperGuy Dec 23, 2010 06:33 AM

          Springerle. I've never succeeded in getting my sprigerle molds to work, unfortunately - the dough always either sticks in the carving and refuses to come out in one piece, or puffs enough in the baking to blur the pretty images.

          I really need to place an order with these nice ladies!

          1. re: Allstonian
            StriperGuy RE: Allstonian Dec 23, 2010 06:37 AM

            Seriously these cookies are a work of art. Absolutely gorgeous! I scarfed the whole bag at work.

            Most of my co-workers are not really worthy, they would seriously rather eat peanut butter cookies with Hershey's kisses in them then something "weird" like (now I know the name) Springerle.

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