Norwegian Krumkake Recipe
Today I’m sharing a recipe that is near and dear to my heart: Norwegian krumkake.
My family has been making krumkake for generations. It’s a cookie we only make around Christmas.
What Is Krumkake?
Krumkake is a delicate, lightly sweetened Norwegian cookie made on a krumkake iron. The iron has a pretty design which imprints onto the cookie.
The cookies are similar in taste and texture to homemade waffle cones.
You will need a krumkake iron to make these. Buy a quality one and it will last you forever. Here’s what I recommend: Nordic Ware Norwegian Krumkake Iron
- Prepare the batter (recipe below)
- Preheat krumkake iron on the stovetop (medium-high heat)
- Place a full tablespoon of batter on the grill
- Close lid and cook for about a minute total: I cooked it for 35 seconds on one side, then flipped and cooked for 25 seconds on the other side. Please note: Cooking times may vary. This will take a bit of experimentation. You want the krumkake to be golden brown on both sides.
- Remove flat cookie from iron and use the wooden krumkake roller to make a cone shaped cookie
- After a few seconds, remove the cookie from the roller and allow to cool completely
Get More Traditional Norwegian Recipes:
- Sweet soup (sot suppe)
- Rice pudding (risgrøt)
- Potato dumplings (klub)
- My Norwegian grandma’s meatball recipe (kjøttkaker)
- Swedish meatballs
- Open-faced sandwiches
- Flatbread (flatbrod)
- Norwegian cream pudding (rømmegrøt)
- Almond kringler
- Sandbakkelse (sand tarts)
- Pepperkaker (spiced sugar cookies)
- Goro (decorative cookies made on an iron)
- Almond cake
- Norwegian egg coffee
- Lefse (made in a frying pan)
- A Nordic snack board (great for entertaining)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 egg
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- Whip cream until stiff. In a separate bowl, beat egg and sugar until well mixed. Fold together. Mix in melted butter and vanilla.
- Sift dry ingredients together. Gently fold cream mixture and flour mixture together.
- Preheat krumkake iron over medium-high heat. Once hot, place 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto the iron. Close lid and cook for approximately 35 seconds, then flip and cook for an additional 25 seconds. *Cooking time may vary depending on your iron and stove temperature. Experiment until you find the perfect time and temperature to yield a golden brown cookie.
- Carefully remove flat cookie from krumkake iron. Wrap the cookie around the cylinder roller to make a cone-shaped cookie. Hold for a few seconds until the cookie cools slightly. Remove from roller and set aside to cool completely.
- Repeat with remaining batter.