Norwegian Krumkake Recipe

Krumkaker and Norwegian Blotkake is served

Traditional Norwegian Christmas Cookies


Krumkake (left) is a thin, crispy, waffle/wafer-like traditional Norwegian Christmas cookie.

They are delicious and can be served with many different fillings. They are crispy wafer-like cookies and will melt in your mouth.

You can find them in most pantries in Norway at Christmas time, but they are so popular that many families bake them all year round - yum-yum.

In order to make these unusual Norske cookies, you will need a special krumkake iron to bake them in. You will find pictures of the irons below.

krumkaker with whipped cream and strawberries
Flat Krumkaker with Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Are you ready to make "crumkauke"? - (That's kind-of how you pronounce it in Norwegian.)

3 eggs
5 ounces (150 gram) sugar
5 ounces(150 gram) butter
5 ounces (150 gram) flour
1/2 teaspoon cardamom

Whip eggs and sugar until pale yellow. Add melted, cooled butter. Add flour with cardamom mixed in. Let the batter rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

You can use a "No Stick Cooking Spray", canola oil, for example, on the iron to prevent sticking.

Place 1 teaspoon batter into the heated iron and bake it until it is lightly golden. Remove the wafer immediately and make the desired shape.

non-electric-krumkake-iron electric-krumkake-iron krumkake-roller

        Cookie Roller

      Non-electric                 Electric Krumkake Iron
      Krumkake Iron

krumkake-picture Traditional cone-shape: When the wafer is still warm immediately wrap the warm cookie around the krumkake roller or place it into a cup. Make sure to keep it on the roller on in the cup until it is cooled and place it on a cooling rack.

Cup-shape: Place warm cookie into a cup (not mug) and let cool before removing.

Half-round shape: Place wafer directly over a small juice glass - it will take "a half-round-shape kind-of like a large hard taco shell. It will then be perfect for filling with delicious fruit, berries, whipped cream, or whatever you choose.

Rolled-up shape: Use an ordinary butter knife to form a nice rolled-up shape.

flat krumkaker
Stacked Flat Krumkaker

Round shape: Place cookie on a flat surface. When they are cooled make them into a stack.

See, I am loaded with good ideas. No matter, which one you make - you'll have a beautiful dessert.

Cool before storing in an airtight container.

To fill or not to fill this cute cookie, that is the question?

My first advice about fillings is, use your imagination.

This is one filling my family enjoy: Fold whipped cream with sliced strawberries; yummy golden cloudberries also called Multer - "delish" or any kind of berry.

You can also fill the cookies with mousse, puddings or ice cream and sprinkle with ground nuts and chocolate shavings or whatever your taste buds call for.

Mom usually makes a rolled-up shape and serve berries, fruit, and whipped cream on the side.

You can use a spoon to spoon to place filling between two flat cookies and decorate with whipped cream and a strawberry on top.

Another way is to serve a variety of fillings in beautiful bowls and your guests can create their own dessert.

And last, but not least...this wonderful little Norwegian cookie is delicious plain.

Any of the above presentations will surely be a hit.

Oh, one more thing, your kids can impress their friends when their mom, makes her special Norwegian krumkake ice cream cones.

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