I'm a fan of anything that isn't too sweet and these yummy Mandelbrot fit the bill. These Jewish cookies are the perfect snack and a great accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea. If you haven't heard of mandelbrot before they are very similar to Italian biscotti, except they're less likely to break your teeth!
I found the recipe for these cookies on the blog, Goddess of Bakedom, from Sarabeth Levine. She of her namesake jams, preserves and East Coast restaurants. The literal translation of mandelbrot is "almond bread", but Sarabeth's version doesn't contain any nuts at all. Rather, she fills her cookies with jam, which I think is a fantastic interpretation. The dough can also be used to make another favorite Jewish cookie of mine, hamantaschen.
I think my sugar-fearing relatives will definitely like these cookies. They're going to be added to the list of holiday cookies I'm making this year.