Today we are kicking off 25 days of holiday cookies and treats! Every day we will be posting one of our favorite holiday cookies and treats including guest posts from some of our favorite bloggers. To kick off our holiday treat celebration I am sharing our families Krumkake Recipe.
I love KrumKake! When I think of Christmas treats this is the first treat that comes to mind. Growing up I counted down the days until my Mom would prepare Krumkake. She normally only makes it right before Christmas or if we are lucky and a long-lost relative visits than we might get it twice in a year. Norwegian Krumkake baking day was the best day as a kid! We got to help in the kitchen, try and sneak handfuls of Krumkake and listen to holiday music.
This holiday treat brings back so many memories and just makes me smile. I had the chance to make this Norwegian Christmas cookies krumkake recipe with my Mom and Dad when they came over a while ago. It was so much fun making them and talking about family holidays. Not much has changed since I was a kid. As soon as the Krumkake were done and waiting to cool down my Dad walked through the kitchen grabbed a few and high tailed it out before my Mom could give him the look.
The thing about Krumkake is they fit perfectly on your hand. You can have 5 fingers full of yummy goodness!
We use a Krumkake iron to get the patterns on the Krumkake and to get the dough super thin. You can buy Krumkake Irons and Rollers on Amazon if you need a set. There is even a hilarious Krumkake Shirt that I may need to buy for my Dad!
Ingredients for Krumkake
1/2 cup butter
1 scant cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
Directions to make Krumkake
1. Cream butter and sugar, add in beaten eggs
2. Add in milk and then flour
3. Bake on Krumkake iron, make sure to check the heat of the Krumkake iron so they do not burn
4. Roll on end of wooden spoon or with Krumkake rollers
Enjoy, enjoy and enjoy
A couple of tips
-Make sure you have salt nearby in case the dough drips onto the burner and flames up
-Make sure your Krumkake Iron is hot but not too hot so they burn instantly
This recipe comes from a cookbook my Grandmother on my Dad's side helped write years ago. Make sure you check out the Almond Joy Bars we made a few weeks ago. Hello YUM!!!
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 scant cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- Cream butter and sugar, add in beaten eggs
- Add in milk and then flour
- Bake on Krumkake iron, make sure to check the heat of the Krumkake iron so they do not burn
- Roll on end of wooden spoon or with Krumkake rollers