2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp. rainbow sprinkles
1/2 cup white chocolate melting disks (or any kind of chocolate you enjoy)
1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, whisk together eggs and sugar until incorporated.
For kids: If they’re old enough, kids can crack the eggs into a separate bowl, before placing into the mixer.
2. Add in vanilla and oil. Mix until incorporated.
3. Add in salt, baking powder and flour. Mix until just combined.
4. Mix in 1/2 cup sprinkles.
For kids: You can measure out the ingredients and have young kids place them in the bowl.
Older kids can measure out the ingredients.
5. Scoop dough out onto a lined baking sheet and mold into one long, thin log and then flatten the top slightly using your hands (should be about 2-3 inches wide).
For kids: Let them help mold the dough into a log and then afterwards, you can fix any imperfections (or don’t!).
6. Bake in a 350-degree oven until well-risen and firm, about 25-30 minutes. Cool the log on the pan for about 20 minutes.
7. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice baked logs diagonally about every 1/2 inch. Return the sliced mandel bread to the pans, cut side down, and bake until dry and crisp, up to 20 minutes longer. Remove and let fully cool before you decorate.
For kids: Once you cut up the log, the kids can place each cookie back onto the baking sheet.
8. To melt the chocolate, place in microwave at 30-second intervals until melted. One-to-1.5 minutes usually does the trick.
9. Once cooled, using a spoon, drizzle melted white chocolate onto each mandel bread, sprinkle with more sprinkles. Enjoy!
For kids: They can drizzle the cookies with chocolate using a spoon and sprinkle with sprinkles before they eat.