1 egg
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 tsp. white sugar
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 Cups cups lard for frying
powdered sugar


Step 1

In a large bowl, combine egg and yolks together. Mix in the cream, sugar, melted butter and cardamom. Add in enough of the flour to make a soft but manageable dough. Handle the dough as little as possible, or cookies will be tough.

Step 2

Heat oil in deep skillet to 375ºF (190ºC). On a floured pastry board covered with a pastry cloth, roll the dough out to 1/8” thickness. Cut into 2”×2” diamond shapes.

Step 3

Fry in hot lard until lightly browned. Drain on paper and dust with confectioners’ sugar when cool.

Excerpted from December, 1999, Viking Magazine “Velkommen til Bords.” Recipe from TINE Norske Meierier, the Norwegian dairy cooperative. Recipe is translated and converted from metric to U.S. measurements.