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    Traditional Norwegen Cookies - Fattigmann (84)

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    1 hr 15 mins

    50 mins

    25 mins

    Um Safia's Note:

    Published for ZWT3. These cookies are one of the most famous of the Norwegen traditions. Recipe from This recipe makes approximately 84 Fattigmann so feel free to halve the ingredients!!!

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    Serves: 10-20


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    1. 1
      Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick and yellow. Add cream, and flour mixed with baking powder and cinnamon or cardamom. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites and add more flour, enough to make a pliable dough.
    2. 2
      Chill. Roll out dough as thin as possible and cut into diamond shapes with knife or fluted pastry wheel. Make a slit in center of each diamond and pull the tip end of diamond through slit as far as it will go.
    3. 3
      Drop into hot oil or shortening (350 F). Fry like doughnuts, but only until very lightly browned. They cook almost as fast as they are put into the hot shortening, so they must be turned and taken out quickly. Drain on paper and sprinkle with sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2012


      Fattigmanns have already been a holiday tradition. These are the best fattigmanns I've had for a long time. I think the addition of the egg whites make them fluffier than the yolk only recipes. Would be helpful to give the full amount of flour up front since it does seem to take quite a bit more to get the dough. Will save this recipe for next year.

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    Nutritional Facts for Traditional Norwegen Cookies - Fattigmann (84)

    Serving Size: 1 (53 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.9
    Calories from Fat 112
    Total Fat 12.5 g
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    Cholesterol 158.5 mg
    Sodium 98.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 7.6 g

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