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Course: Cookie Iron / Waffle CookiesCuisine: NorwegianDifficulty: Medium



Krumkake are a specialty of Norway. They’re a light, delicate, airy and crispy cookie made on a special Krumkake iron which is a waffle-type iron that makes extremely thin cookies with delicate scrollwork designs in them. Generally they are shaped into a cone with a wooden cone form, and often (but not always) the cones are filled with whipped cream before serving. Krumkake require special equipment, but it’s quite easy to find a krumkake iron online (see note* below).


  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom (freshly ground from the whole seed is best)

  • 1 cup whole milk


  • Prepare your krumkake iron according to manufacturer’s directions. If you don’t have those, grease the iron and heat it over medium heat on the stove (if it is NOT an electric iron) or heat your electric iron.
  • Beat together eggs, sugar and cardamom. Beat well. Beat in flour and milk, until smooth.
  • Spoon about a tablespoon of batter into the center of the krumkake iron. Close it and gently squeeze the handles together. If batter flows out the sides, you have used too much. Remove this excess batter immediately, and try again using less batter. Bake from 5 to 10 seconds and then, if your iron is over the stove, turn it over to heat the other side (electric irons will not require anything to be turned over). Note that the times can vary WIDELY with various electric irons…I have read that they sometimes can take over a minute to brown the cookies. When the cookie is light golden brown, remove quickly and drape over the cone roller to form into a cone shape. Wait a few seconds for the cookie to cool and start to harden into the cone shape, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If desired, fill with sweetened whipped cream just before serving.

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