Norwegian Wafer Cookies (Krumkakes)

  • Serves

    makes About 2 Dozen


These Norwegian wafer cookies, eaten across Scandinavia during the Christmas season, are light and crisp and perfumed with cardamom. They're made like waffles on a special griddle that imprints an intricate design, and then they're rolled and filled with whipped cream.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 9 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 12 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • Sweeted whipped cream
  • Confectioners' sugar, to garnish


Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs. Whisk in 8 tbsp. butter, cardamom, and vanilla. Sift flour and baking powder into batter; whisk. Heat a krumkake maker; brush with remaining butter. Add 1 heaping tbsp. batter to each mold. Close cover; cook until wafers are golden, 45–60 seconds. Wrap 1 wafer around a krumkake cone; let harden. Remove from cone; repeat. Repeat with remaining batter. Let cool. Pipe cream into krumkakes; dust with sugar.

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