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Cookie swap: Victoria's Kramkake recipe

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Cookie swap: Victoria's Kramkake recipe

I'm submitting a very special recipe - my great grandmother's "Krumkake" recipe. The tattered recipe is written by my great grandmother on what's becoming a very fragile piece of paper. I plan on framing the recipe soon so that the paper won't disintegrate on me!! To make Kramkake you need to use a iron press. I've kept my great grandmother's old iron; a heavy cast iron used on a stove burner, but I use an electric iron now that makes 2 cookies at a time. The iron has a pretty Norwegian design on both sides. You press the dough in the iron, let it cook until golden, remove one cookie at a time and quickly roll it into a cylinder before it cools hard.

The end result is scrumptious, light, crumbly cookies that my family loves!! As a tradition, we pack the cookies in a shoebox... because that's how my great grandmother always gave them to us. Thanks for the chance to share my great grandma's (Margit Edin) recipe.

  • 3/4 cups butter (don't use margerine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups flour

1 Cream the butter and sugar together.

2 In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add to creamed butter/sugar mixture and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift flour and baking powder together Slowly add dry ingredients to egg/butter/sugar mixture and mix well.

3 Heat Krumkake iron and use a little butter to prep. Drop a heaping teaspoon full of cookie dough just off centre (toward the back) in each design circle on the iron. Close the iron and let cook until the cookies are golden - about 2 minutes. You can peek a couple times to check on them if you'd like.

4 Once done remove one at a time by sliding a knife under the cookie and transfering to a paper towel. Quickly roll into a cylinder. I don't use a wooden form, but they are available if you don't want to use only your fingers (it can be hot!).

5 Let the cookies fully cool and then enjoy!

Yummy Variation: Melt your favourite chocolate and dip an end of each cookie in. Let chocolate cool and harden. Devour!


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Cookie swap: Victoria's Kramkake recipe