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Three kringler cookies stacked on top of each other with a white mug of coffee showing to the side.

Kringler Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Scandinavian


These sweet Scandinavian Kringler are tasty, delicious, and a beautiful Christmas treat. Easy to make and great with a cup of coffee, or on their own. Give this sweet treat a try today.



  • 4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar + extra sugar to top once out of the oven
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream (optionally, homemade)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all ingredients, minus extra sugar for topping at the end.
  3. Beat in a stand mixer for a minute or knead for about three minutes.
  4. Divide dough into 24 equal parts and form into ball.
  5. Roll a ball into about a 12-inch rope that is of equal thickness.
  6. Form into circle and twist into 8 or infinity sign.
  7. Place onto lightly oiled cookie sheet.
  8. Repeat for all cookies and leave room for each cookies. This requires three cookie sheets.
  9. Cook on center rack for 12 minutes OR until a very light golden brown on top.
  10. Remove from oven and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then move to a wire rack for cooling for about 30 minutes.
  12. Serve


  • Cook each pan one at a time on the center rack.
  • If you don’t have 3 9x13 cookie sheets, just use the 1st pan twice.
  • Save some sugar to sprinkle on the top immediately after removing from oven.
  • These cookies go marvelously with coffee.

Keywords: Kringler