But this Norwegian cookie actually mean’s “poor man’s cookie” because it is fried in cheap oil, not baked on a fancy cookie press like Norway’s “affluent” cookies, the goro (don’t worry; we’ll get there).
Of course, when I first heard about these cookies, I thought the name was Norwegian for “fat man.” Live and learn.
6 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light cream
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon rind, grated
- Beat together egg yolks and salt until thick and light.
- Beat in light cream, sugar and butter.
- Sift together flour and nutmeg. Add to egg yolk mixture with lemon rind.
- Mix well, then chill 1 hour.
- Roll out 1/4 of the dough at a time, keeping the remaining dough chilled.
- Roll 1/16 inch thick. Cut in 1 1/2-inch wide strips. Cut diagonally at 4-inch intervals. Make 1 inch slit lengthwise in center of each piece.
- Slip one end through the slit. Fry a few at a time in deep fat (350 degrees F) for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.
- Remove from fat with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.
- Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.