I got this recipe from Jean, a friend of mine at work. She brought these in to honor Syttende Mai, Norweigan Constitution Day (May 17). I asked her to write a little bit about the recipe and posted her comments below:
“This is grandma’s recipe for Krumkake. It is a Norwegian treat made mostly at Christmas and for Syttende Mai (May 17), which is Norway’s Constitution Day. I keep the cookies stored in a shoe box or larger cardboard box, not in Tupperware. Cookies go soggy in humidity. The old-fashioned Krumkake griddles are used on the burner of an electric stove. New-fangled griddles are electric and make two cookies at a time, but aren’t nearly as good. Check grandma’s cupboard for her old griddle. It might be discolored from use, but will work well. No need to grease the griddle as previous use has seasoned it. Enjoy! “
1/2 C. butter (1 stick)
1 C. sugar
1 C. milk
1 C. flour (maybe more if batter is thin)
2 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter and sugar and then add vanilla. Beat eggs with milk. Alternately add egg mixture and flour mixture to butter/sugar. May be done with an electric mixer.
Heat Krumkake griddle to medium heat. Put about a generous tablespoon of batter on griddle. Close lid and cook for about 1 minute. Flip griddle and cook another 30 seconds. Cookie should be thin and barely starting to brown. Quickly remove from griddle with a knife and roll cookie around a shaping cone or wooden spoon handle. Remove when crisp. Eat as is or pipe whipped cream into cookie. Yum!