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Crispy Norwegian Bows Recipe
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Crispy Norwegian Bows Recipe

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I've been fixing these cookies for so long, I don't recall where the recipe came from. They're a "must" at our house.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until light and lemon-colored. Add cream and cardamom; mix well. Gradually add flour until dough is firm enough to roll.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll into a 15-in. square. Using a pastry wheel or knife, cut into 15-in. x 1-1/2-in. strips; cut diagonally at 2-1/2-in. intervals. In the center of each diamond, make a 1-in. slit, pull one end through slit.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry bows, a few at a time, for 20-40 seconds or until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Crispy Norwegian Bows in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p35

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