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Whipped Cream Krumkake

Our town of Decorah, in the northeast corner of the state, has a rich Norwegian culture. That heritage is evident at holidays and during our annual Nordic Fest, where krumkake is king! There are demonstrations of krumkake-making in many store windows, and this rich delicious pastry is served at most family dinners and bake sales. —Imelda Nesteby, Decorah, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 min./cookie
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Butter for krumkake plates
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional


  • Beat eggs in a bowl until very light. Add sugar gradually, beating to blend. Slowly add melted butter, then whipped cream and nutmeg. Mix in flour. (Dough will be consistency of cookie dough.) Chill dough thoroughly.
  • Preheat krumkake iron over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until a drop of water "dances" when dropped onto plates. Brush plates with butter; place 1 tablespoon dough in center of lower plate. Close iron and press handles together. If excess dough comes out sides, remove with a table knife.
  • Bake for about 30 seconds; flip iron and bake for about 30 seconds on the other side. Remove krumkake and immediately roll over a cone-shaped form. Place seam side down on parchment to cool; remove form.
  • If desired, fill some or all of the cooled cones with sweetened whipped cream. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If using an electric krumkake iron, adjust temperature and cook time according to manufacturer's directions.
  • While they seem similar, krumkake and pizzelle have an important difference—thickness. The thinner batter and the shallower grooves of a krumkake iron allow the cookie to be rolled up. A krumkake iron will usually come with the wooden cone used for rolling.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 krumkake: 81 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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    • Kristen
      Feb 26, 2019

      What is sweet butter?

    • flyglo
      Dec 10, 2014

      Excellent! I also add cardamom instead of nutmeg.

    • norskman
      Dec 17, 2011

      This sounds a lot like my recipe except I add cardamom inside of nutmeg. My grown children demand this for Christimas.Good recipe!