Krumkake - December 2020 Recipe

december 2020 holiday recipe karen lokkesmoe Dec 15, 2020

from Karen Lokkesmoe

This is a long standing Norwegian traditional treat.  I make these every year—here (Minneapolis) or in Norge—and have taught all my grandkids how to make them too. I think the best filling—if I use a filling at all—is stiff whipped cream with Multer (cloudberries).

Krumkakes can be eaten alone or filled with heavy whipped cream with berries gently folded into it. You need a special Krumkake iron to make these.  There are traditional iron ones or newer electric ones that can make two at a time.  They are beautiful and delicate, and delicious!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond flavoring, optional


Step 1 - Heat krumkake iron on stove over medium heat. You can also use an electric krumkake or pizzelle iron.

Step 2 - Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well using a spoon. Pour in the milk, flour, vanilla, and almond flavoring; mix well.

Step 3 - Place a teaspoon of the batter on the preheated iron and press together. Cook until browned, about 30 seconds per side, depending on the heat (or per instructions on the electric iron). Remove from the iron and quickly roll around a cone before they harden. Allow to cool and store in a dry, cool place.

God Jul og Godt Nytt År fra Norge!