Fattigman (Norwegian cookies)

Fattigman (norwegian Cookies) Recipe

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Aurora McBee

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@aurora

These are traditionally made at Christmas at Grandma's house. Fattigman (pronounced futty mun) means poor man. They are my very favorite Norwegian treat!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
5-6 dozen
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

6
egg yolks
1/2 tsp
salt
1/3 c
cream
1 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/3 c
sugar
2 1/4 c
flour
1/4 tsp
cardamom
powdered sugar

How to Make Fattigman (Norwegian cookies)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Beat egg yolks and salt until thick and light in color. Add in cream, sugar and butter. Mix well.
  • 2Add flour and cardamom to egg mixture. Mix well. Chill one hour.
  • 3Roll out 1/4 of the dough at a time, keeping the rest of the dough in the refrigerator. Roll a 1/16 inch thick rectangle. Using a fattigman cutter or a pastry cutter cut in 1 1/2-inch wide strips then cut diagonally at 4-inch intervals (making diamonds). Cut a 1 inch slit lengthwise in center of each piece. Slip one end of the diamond through the cut and pull through gently.
  • 4Fry a few at a time in hot oil (350*) for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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About Fattigman (Norwegian cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tag: Heirloom