1 Egg
3 Egg yolks
¼ Cup heavy cream
4 Tsp white sugar
1 Tbsp butter, melted
¼ Tsp ground cardamom
1½ Cups all-purpose flour
4 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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a floured pastry board covered with a pastry cloth, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2×2 inch diamond shapes.

Step 3

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

Excerted 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.