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Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot

Recipe Name: 
Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot
Picture: 
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Description: 

A crunchy sweet vanilla-flavored bread/cookie with chocolate chips!

Yield: 

2-3 dozen slices

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Optional: Melted chocolate chips, for dipping the bottoms

Instructions: 

1. In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil. Stir in eggs. Add orange juice and vanilla.

2. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon, stirring into a very thick batter. (If batter is too thin, add the extra 1/2 cup flour.) Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts (if using).

3. Line a large jelly roll pan (or two smaller jelly roll pans) with parchment or waxed paper. Spread the batter onto the prepared pan(s), either into one large strip/log or (if using two pans) two smaller strips/logs. The batter shouldn't go to the edge of the pan, but it will be somewhat runny and should look like a thick cake batter that didn't fill the pan. The middle of the "log" will rise during baking.

The batter, before baking

4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, until the top is dry and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.

5. Using a serrated knife, slice the log of mandelbrot into slices about 3/4-inch thick.

Ready to bake for the second time...

6. Lay slices, cut side down, on clean ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes longer, turning once during baking, until mandelbrot is dry.

7. Cool finished mandelbrot on wire racks.

Optional: Melt some chocolate chips in a shallow, long dish. Dip the bottoms of the finished mandelbrot in the melted chocolate and place on waxed paper or parchment paper to cool.

Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot
Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot
Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot
Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

about 75 minutes total

Tammy's Review: 

This is a delicious, easy mandelbrot... tastes like a chocolate chip cookie... only with a different texture! :) It looks fancy and tastes yummy. And it's easier to make than it looks! :) My rating: 10/10

Ruth helps mix up the batter...
Ruth helps mix up the batter... :)