From Sons of Norway District
5 Barnebirkie Cookie Book
Recipe from Lorraine Clyne--Askeladden Lodged 5-610
Melt the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the
oatmeal. Beat egg until foamy with the sugar. Mix together
the baking powder and flour and stir into the egg mixture
along with the oatmeal mixture.
Drop batter, 1 level tablespoon at a time, onto greased
and floured baking sheets, 2-3" apart.
Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Place baking sheets on wire racks to cool, about 1
minute (cookies should still be hot and flexible, but
cooled until firm enough to move). Quickly lift cookies
with a spatula; drape them over a horizontal broomstick
covered with foil; press gently into saddle shape. (If
cookies harden and stick to pan, return to oven until
When cool, lift off broomstick. Store airtight at room
temperature 2 or 3 days; freeze for longer storage.
Makes about 2 dozen.
The Sons of Norway Barnebirkie is a noncompetitive
free cross-country ski event for children ages 3-13
and is held annually in Hayward, Wisconsin. Sponsors
of the event are Sons of Norway and District 5, Swiss
Miss®, Norsk Skaukatt Nordic, and the American Birkebeiner.
At the end of the event, there is hot cholcolate from
Swiss Miss® and more cookies than most children
have ever seen in one place thanks to Sons of Norway
volunteers from District 5. To all those who contributed
recipes, the Sons of Norway
District 5 Barnebirkie Cookie Book was created.