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Crispy Norwegian Bows

 Crispy Norwegian Bows
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.
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.