Linda Madsen's Kringla

mary Armstrong


This is an old Scandinavian "cookie" recipe. It reminds me of a sweet bread in a pretzel formation. It is usually made at Christmas time, and is made with ingredients typically on hand in your pantry. No frosting required!
Served with butter is also an option.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
15 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    (must be heaping teaspoons) baking soda
  • 6 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp

How to Make Linda Madsen's Kringla


  1. Combine sugar and sour cream.
  2. Mix together buttermilk and HEAPING teaspoons of soda, then add to sugar/sour cream mixture.
  3. Combine flour and salt. Stir into above combined ingredients.

    Mix will be stiff and sticky.
  4. Drop about 1/3 onto floured surface. Sprinkle with flour on top of the dough, and flour rolling pin before rolling to a 10-inch rectangle.
  5. Using a floured pizza cutter cut 10- inch strips, 1/2 inch wide.
  6. Shape like a pretzel or a cursive "J".

    Repeat roll out steps as above with remaining 2/3 dough.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until slightly browned or as preferred.

    Start on bottom oven shelf; move to top after 10 minutes; put another pan in bottom.

Printable Recipe Card

About Linda Madsen's Kringla

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scandinavian

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

Treat Yourself To Pumpkin Desserts Recipe

Treat Yourself to Pumpkin Desserts

Kitchen Crew

It's pumpkin season! Everywhere I food shop, pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere. And you know what... that's OK with me. I love to eat anything pumpkin in the fall especially when it's...

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

23 Blissful Blueberry Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

I mean, who doesn't love blueberries? From breakfast to dessert, these blueberry recipes are berry phenomenal.

15 Simple Banana Bread Recipes

15 Simple Banana Bread Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

15 banana bread recipes you'll go bananas for!