The calligraphy on these cards indicates I was probably a junior at Michigan State University and in the Society for Creative Anchronism when I gave the first 3 recipes and a krumkake iron to my mother for Christmas. Not sure if the ice cream cones and fortune cookie recipes are from the same time, but they cook on the same iron, so I included them here.

I think someone copied the fortune cookie recipe from the radio or TV. They heard "crumb crocker," which is not a bad approximation of the Swedish krumkake (singular): "kroom kah keh." The plural is krumkakor.

General notes for all recipes:

Butter Krumkake

Beat until light:

Add slowly and heat:

Melt and add slowly:

Stir in

Use one tablespoonful for each wafer. Cook 2 minutes per side on preheated iron over medium heat.

Almond Krumkake

Use this if you want something a little jazzier than the vanilla fortune cookies that are common in Chinese restaurants.

Cream and beat well:

Add by degrees:

Cook over medium heat on preheated iron. 2 minutes per side.

To make fortune cookies, bake small wafers, fold in half over paper or roll and pinch ends.

Lemon Krumkake


Mix and add:

Add until you reach proper consistency:

One tablespoon batter should spread easily on the iron, but not run over.

Bake 2 minutes per side on preheated iron over medium heat.

Ice Cream Cones or Gaufrettes

Melt and let cool:

Beat very stiff and add to butter:

Fold in gradually:

Add gradually to desired consistency:

Drop by tablespoonfuls on preheated iron. Cook 1 ½ minutes per side.

While still warm, roll wafers into a cone shape.

Makes 7 to 12.

Fortune Cookies (Vanilla Krumkake)

This recipe was incomplete. I assume "¼ t s" is salt. Fortune cookies tend to be sweet, so I added ¼ cup confectioners' sugar. For an even sweeter cookie, use the ice cream cone recipe above and cook a smaller amount at a time.

Mix in a bowl and let stand 10 minutes.

Heat krumkake iron to 375º Pour 1 tablespoon of batter (or less) onto the iron; heat 3 to 4 minutes; turn the iron and heat the other side for 3 minutes.

Remove cooky from iron and while still warm, fold cooky loosely in half and then bend over again to form a fortune cookie.

Source: Grace's recipe file