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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—from krumkake-making demonstrations to family dinners and bake sales, the sweet traditional cookie is everywhere. This classic krumkake recipe is your introduction to the timeless treat. —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.

Krumkake Recipe Tips

If using an electric krumkake iron, adjust temperature and cook time according to manufacturer's directions.

What's the difference between Krumkake and Pizelle?

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.

Can I Freeze Krumkake?

Krumkake freeze very well, and can keep in the freezer for months. Be sure to let them cool completely before packing them and freezing them. The hardest part about freezing krumkakes is that they're delicate, so be sure to keep them in a rigid airtight container rather than a resealable freezer bag, and don't pack tightly or press down.

How Do I Make Whipped Cream from Scratch?

Sure, it's easy to whip out a can to fill up these treats, but a homemade whipped cream is easy to make and—best of all—you can make it in practically any flavor you choose, even coffee!
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?

  • TiaLin
    Dec 26, 2017

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  • 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!

  • mrs wright
    Feb 3, 2011

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