“So few people cook Norwegian Goro
‘crackers’ nowadays that they can become a signature gift for cooks
who take the time to bake them for friends and teachers during the holidays.
They are sort of a cross between a cookie, a cracker, and a waffle – not too
sweet, and quite possibly the most beautiful of all Scandinavian baked
“Goro – pressed thin in a special cookie iron and flavored
with cardamom – are a cross between a cracker, a cookie, and a waffle.
There are still irons existing from the 17th century, imprinted by blacksmiths
with customized designs for families who could afford the expensive butter,
cream, (and, in some recipes, cognac) that it took to prepare what is perhaps
Norway's most beautiful baked good.”
— How to Make Norwegian Goro Crackers]