Anyone heard of these Norweigan cookie treats?

  1. My dh is of Norweigan descent, and he misses the cookies his Granny and moms (yes both step and bio are Norweigian also), used to make.

    They are:

    sonbuckles (spelling?)
    jingle bells (made with green/red candied fruit)
    and rosettes

    If you have heard of these and can help me w/the recipes, I would be grateful. My dh really wants these t hings and his mom/grannie all do it by "taste" so no recipes to give me. I have no clue, as we never had these growing up in my German-Italian home. The only cookies I know to bake he loves are snickerdoodles....

  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Katnip
    I'm not sure but I think those rosettes require a special rosette tool. It looks kind of like a branding iron.
  4. by   Katnip
    Maybe the second one on this pair?

    2 Swedish Cookies

    Or this might be jingle bells:

    Norwegian Cookies Recipe | Recipezaar
  5. by   Katnip
    Here's a recipe for rosettes:

    Norwegian Recipes
  6. by   Katnip
    And places to order rosette irons:

    Rosette Making Equipment

    Showroom Cast Iron Rosette Irons 4-pc.: Kitchen & Housewares

    I'm sure you can get them at a gazillion places.

    All this research makes me want to make some now. But DD is going to need a ride to PT soon so I'll hold off. Of course I need to get the iron too.
  7. by   suzy253
    This website has several recipes
  8. by   EricJRN
    Check this out:

    Norwegian Recipes

    Looks like Cyberkat is right - there is something called a rosette iron. Not sure where you'd get that. Right below the recipe for rosettes though, there is one for 'sandbakkels.' I suspect that these might be the same as the sonbuckles.
  9. by   sirI
    my father was norwegian. he could make these cookies, but did so by taste as well (no, my mother never made these - she refused to.....don't ask).

    i think you are talking about fattigmann bakkels (sonbuckles).
    versågod. jeg liker det veldig godt! (here ya go. i think you will like this):

    fattigmann - allrecipes

    and, these are honiglebkuchen (honey-spiced biscuits). oh, det er bra!!! (oh, these are good):

    hand over your dough -

    and, julekake:

    favorite cardamom recipes

    hope this helps. wish i had some of my daddy's cookies......*sigh*.....makes me miss him even more.

    (kardamomma, or cardamom, takes some getting used to)
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wooohooo thanks guys. I am in barely familiar with Norweigan cuisine. I would love to learn a few thing for the dh (it's not my thing,the little I have had----too bland for me, I like spicy, well at least, Italian spicy). But like I said, the dh would love to have a few favorites from his childhood.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Funny, the rosette recipe comes from a lady in dh's family hail from Eau Claire, about 30 minutes or so away. Lots of Vikings up that way.....

    And they have the recipe for Sandbakkels!!! AND krumkakke...AND lefse!!!

    wow, this is IT. Thanks WOOOT!

    Again thank you.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 11, '06
  12. by   aimeee
    Lots of Norwegians in my area growing up and I remember Rosettes and Sandbakkels (or however the heck you spell it) well as special treats.

    I bought a Rosette iron a few years ago and have tried my hand at it and it kind of takes a knack to get the batter just the right thickness and the oil just the right temperature and then take them out at just the right time. Not having a Norwegian granny to teach me, most of mine are too brown, not brown enough, too greasy, or too something! Its still fun to try and when they do come out right they are to die for!
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I love rosettes, too. Really am too chicken to try to make them without Grannie showing me. Will probably have her show me when we go home for spring break. She has taught me a lot about baking and jelly making---each time I had a baby, she came to stay with us for about 3-4 weeks to help me out---- and we would bake up a storm. I learned a lot in those times and cherish her for all this. The thing about Grannie is, she does things by sight/smell/taste rather than recipe; so having her send a recipe is useless. She is something else!

    Thanks again for your idea, guys! Gonna try to make some today---I picked up cardamom when I was at the store yesterday.
  14. by   pannie
    You can get the rosette irons at the "kitchen" stores in most malls. I make them every Christmas Eve. We all have confectioner's sugar on our holiday sweaters. I wish I knew how to make them ahead and keep them fresh for a few days.