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Krumkake (meaning bent or curved cake) is a dainty, Norwegian version of a waffle cone or an Italian pizzelle.  It is a traditional Norwegian cookie prepared for Christmas.  When warm and pliable the cookies are shaped around a wooden cone to give them their shape.  They have a delicate cardamom flavor and look festive and beautiful plain or filled with whipped cream or other sweets of your choice.

I grew up watching my mom make krumkake the traditional way, with a hinged krumkake iron heated over a stove top burner.  Now they make electric presses similar to waffle irons that make the process very simple.  I use a CucinaPro press that bakes two cookies at once so it doesn’t take long to make an entire batch.

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Serves: 24+
Krumkake is a traditional Norwegian cookie prepared for Christmas. The cookies have a delicate cardamom flavor and look festive and beautiful plain or filled with whipped cream or other sweets of your choice.
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1½ cups flour
  1. Melt the butter, being careful not to brown it.
  2. Let it cool.
  3. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and cardamom.
  4. Gradually add the flour.
  5. Mix the batter until it is creamy with no lumps.
  6. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of batter in a krumkake press and follow the directions of your press to bake the cookies.
  7. Cookies typically bake in under one minute so the process moves quickly.
  8. Remove the cookie when it is just beginning to turn a light golden color and roll it onto a wooden cone.
  9. Let the cookie cool and harden.
  10. Store the krumkake in a sealed container so that they do not soften.

Purchase a krumkake press: VillaWare V3900 Krumkake Baker

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