Crispy Norwegian Bows (Kringler)

Crispy Norwegian Bows (Kringler)

Crispy Norwegian Bows (Kringler)

Crispy Norwegian Bows (Kringler), also known as Kringler, are a traditional sweet treat that have been enjoyed in Norway for centuries. The flaky, buttery dough pairs perfectly with the sweet and nutty filling, and the vanilla glaze adds a touch of sweetness. These bows are perfect for serving as a dessert or a snack and can also be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix it with the sour cream. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough for a few minutes on a floured surface until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes after wrapping it in plastic wrap.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

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  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the chopped almonds, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  7. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into strips about 2 inches wide.
  9. Place a spoonful of the filling at the end of each strip, then roll the strip up to form a bow shape.
  10. Bake the bows for 15-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  11. While the bows are baking, mix together the powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract to make the glaze.
  12. Once the bows are done baking, let them cool for a few minutes before drizzling the glaze over them.

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