Normennenes Recipe Book 

Krumkaker — Waffle Cookies
Contributed by Grete T. – 2014
Krumkaker “...are absolutely a Norwegian Christmas tradition, and one that many . . . Norwegian American friends grew up with. They’re made using a krumkakejern, or krumkake iron, much like a waffle iron but covered in beautiful patterns. Traditional irons are used on the stovetop and must be flipped to ensure that both sides are fully cooked, but [there are] modern electric version[s].”

“Once each krumkake is done cooking, you remove it from the iron and roll it around a small cone (or sometimes a cylinder) and let it cool on a rack. The result, to American eyes, looks a lot like a fancy waffle cone for ice cream....” Krumkaker are often filled with whipped cream and cloudberry jam.


  1. 6 eggs
  2. 1 cup butter
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1½ cup flour
  5. ½ tsp cardamom
  1. Place about 1 tsp batter on krumkake iron and bake until golden brown.
  2. Roll on a stick or cone while still warm.
  3. Let cool and store in a dry place.
  4. Roll on the straight stick for easier packing.