ANDREA HAUGE KACZOR'S OSLO KRINGLE COOKIES FROM NORWAY

Andrea Hauge Kaczor ancestors hail from Norway. She states, “Our favorite Christmas pastry is an almond flavored coffee cake called Oslo Kringle. I make it every Christmas ....it's my kids favorite (they call it Kris Kringle).”

CRUST:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
2 tbs. water

Mix flour and softened butter; add cold water and mix as for pie crust. Roll out and transfer to cookie sheet in two long strips about 2 inches wide and 1/4" thick. 

CREAM PUFF PASTE:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1/2 tsp almond flavoring

Bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from stove and immediately add all flour; stir until smooth. Add one egg at a time beating well after each addition. Add flavoring.

Spread on the above strips and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. 

Frost when cool with the following icing:
  1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbs. butter
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 tbs. cream