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Rachel Sundet gets her holiday sugar fix with krumkakes, a Norwegian cone-shaped cookie (kind of like a pizzelle). “Every year at Christmastime,” says Sundet, “my mother-in-law Judy borrows a krumkake pan from her mother-in-law, Dolly, and makes big batches of these delicious and beautiful cookies.

Things go most smoothly with a few people to streamline the process and a special cookie iron is required but these delicate little waffle cones are the perfect vehicle for whipped cream or cannoli filling. Give Sundet’s recipe a shot this holiday season—it might take a few tries to get the shape right, but even the misfits will taste great.

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Yields: 36


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cream, whipped


  1. Heat a Krumkake iron (you can use electric or stovetop, or a pizzelle iron).
  2. Mix together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Mix in the flour. Fold in the whipped cream.
  3. Spoon about a teaspoon of the batter onto the iron and cook about a minute until the cookie is golden.
  4. Remove carefully from the iron and while warm, shape into a cone and hold to set the shape.
  5. Repeat with rest of batter.

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