Day 17: 2014 Sweet Paul Holiday Countdown presented by Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day

In our house my Mormor (grandmother in Norwegian) was a great cook, but when it came to the holiday cookies my Great Aunt Gunvor ruled supreme. I don't know what it was, but all her holiday cookies were just AMAZING, full of butter, sugar, spices, and LOVE.

After krumkake, goro was my favorite cookie.  It's not a very sweet cookie, but it tastes like Norway and the holidays to me.  I'm sure you'll love them too!

Makes about 40

You will need:

1 large egg

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup whipped heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup melted butter

2 3/4 all-purpose flour

  1. In a baking bowl whisk egg and sugar light and creamy.
  2. Add the whipped cream, cardamom and vanilla, Mix well
  3. Stir in butter and flour and mix until you have a smooth dough.
  4. Wrap in plastic and let it rest at least 8 hours in the fridge.
  5. Heat up your iron on medium heat.
  6. Place 1 teaspoon of the dough in each compartment and press down. Remove any dough that presses out of the iron.
  7. Turn the iron over after 30 seconds and bake it for another 30 sec.
  8. Remove with a shape knife to a wire rack.
  9. Store in an airtight container after they are cold.


You can buy many different goro irons online. Do a simple search on Google. There are new ones that are very affordable as well as really special vintage ones on Etsy.
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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