This easy no-chill Norwegian butter cookie recipe with chocolate chips is a delicious and versatile treat that can be enjoyed any time of year. They are light and airy cookies made with rolled oats and no eggs. One of the best parts of this classic cookie is you can bake them straight away – no need to chill the dough. These delicious cookies are from my great-grandmother Olga’s recipe collection and have been in my family for over 100 years.
Norwegian baking is a popular tradition that has been passed down for generations. Every day I learn more about my Norwegian heritage. Try this family recipe for the best Norwegian Christmas bread with cardamom. And these are some other family holiday traditions that we honor.
Making my great-grandmother’s cookie recipe gives me all kinds of feelings. I am so excited to share this recipe with you. Made from non expensive ingredients found in most grocery stores, these traditional Norwegian cookies are tasty cookies any time of the year, especially the holidays.
These Norwegian cookies are made with simple ingredients like flour, butter, sugar, and oats. They can be flavored with various spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves. Perfect for Christmas time with all the tasty treats.
Norwegian types of cookies are easy to make and can be customized to your liking. You can add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit. You can also add different flavors, such as vanilla, almond, or lemon.
History Of Norwegian Cookies
Here are some other things to know about Norwegian cookies:
- The history of Norwegian cookies dates back to the Middle Ages.
- Norwegian Christmas cookies are often decorated with symbols of the holiday, such as stars, bells, and gingerbread men.
- They are especially popular during the holiday season when they are often served alongside cookies decorated with festive sprinkles or icing.
- Some popular alternatives to eggs in Norwegian chocolate chip butter cookie recipes include applesauce, mashed banana, or yogurt.
- The ingredients for Norwegian chocolate chip butter cookie recipes without eggs are flour, butter, sugar, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract.
Norwegian Christmas cookies come in all shapes and forms from the very elaborate to rustic. Some are plain sugar cookies and some are shaped with a cookie press. No matter what recipe you choose for your Norwegian cookies, they are going to be delicious. These no-chill cookies are rustic, delicious, and the perfect cookie for your holiday baking. They are placed onto a baking sheet using a small cookie scoop – no rolling or shaping.
Some Favorite Norwegian Christmas Cookies
The Scandinavian region has some of the best Christmas cookie traditions. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Here are some…
- Småkaker are small, round cookies that are often decorated with icing or sprinkles. They can be made with various flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, and almond.
- Pepperkakers are spicy cookies that are flavored with cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. They are often shaped into stars, bells, or other Christmas symbols.
- Sirupsnadder are chewy cookies that are made with syrup and sugar. They are often rolled in cinnamon sugar or chocolate chips.
- Gingerbread is a dense, spicy cookie that is often decorated with icing or candy. It is often shaped into houses, people, or other Christmas figures.
- Finnerboller are soft, chewy cookies that are filled with a cream cheese filling. They are often shaped into crescents or balls.
- Krumkake are thin, crispy cookies that are rolled into cones. They are often filled with whipped cream or ice cream.
- Rosette Cookies are thin, crispy, and lacy. Made with a cookie press – they are beautifully shaped and somewhat delicate.
What is your favorite Norwegian Christmas cookie? The sweet tastes and hot coffee by the glow of the Christmas tree are some of the best times of the year. My Scandinavian roots make me love a good cookie and honor the ancient holiday traditions.
The History Of Chocolate In Norway
Chocolate was first introduced to Norway in the 18th century, and it quickly became a popular treat. The first chocolate factory in Norway was opened in 1859, and by the early 20th century, chocolate was being produced in all parts of the country. Today, Norway is a major producer of chocolate, and it is estimated that the average Norwegian consumes about 8 kilograms of chocolate per year.
Chocolate is enjoyed by people of all ages in Norway, and it is used in a variety of dishes, from cakes to different kinds of cookies and pastries to hot chocolate and ice cream. It is also a popular gift, and it is often given as a Christmas present.
Some of the most popular chocolate brands in Norway include Freia, Nidar, and Toro. These brands offer a wide variety of chocolate products, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. They also offer a variety of flavors, such as hazelnut, almond, and fruit.
Norwegian chocolate is known for its high quality and its delicious taste. It is a popular treat that is enjoyed by people of all ages.
Alternatives to Add To Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
Easy no-chill Norwegian butter cookies with chocolate chips are easy to make and can be customized to your liking. Here are some suggestions to change the flavor of your cookies:
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Peanut butter Chips
- Mint Chocolate Chips
- Orange Zest
- Dried Cranberries
- Soft Nuts – Pecans and Walnuts
- Leave them plain!
- A mix of different chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit = to 1 cup
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Extract or Almond Paste
- Lemon Extract
- Peppermint Extract
- Coconut Extract
- Maple Extract
- Rum Extract
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Try some savory spices like a pinch of black pepper, garam masala, curry, or coriander.
Ingredients For Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
1. 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
2. 1 cup powdered sugar
3. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4. 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
5. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
6. 1 cup of rolled oats
7. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
8. 1 cup of chocolate chips
Instructions On How to Make Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
This no-chill Norwegian butter cookie recipe with chocolate chips is surprisingly easy and fast to make. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
1. Set 1/2 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter out to come up to room temperature. In the large bowl of a stand mixer add the softened butter and beat until creamy about 1 minute.
2. Turn the mixer to low and spoon in the powdered sugar, add the vanilla extract. Cream butter and sugar until light, airy, and fluffy about 2-3 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed.
3. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add this mixture to the creamed butter on low speed until gently mixed.
4. Add in the oats and the chocolate chips. Mix until combined – about 20 seconds.
5. Using a small cookie scoop(heaping tablespoon), place scoops on a baking sheet. They don’t spread out too much – I put 12 on a standard-size sheet.
6. Bake cookies in a 350-degree oven for 13-15 minutes just until the edges start to turn brown.
-Don’t flatten the dough on the baking sheet. Just leave it in the rustic scoop shape.
-Don’t roll the dough. Since this is a no-chill/light dough the heat from your hands would warm the butter too much and rolling compacts it too much.
-Use an ungreased baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
-If you don’t have a scoop, use the back of a fork to scoop out about a tablespoon measure, and drop the cookies onto the baking sheet.
When To Serve Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
Norwegian butter cookies with chocolate chips are a delicious and festive treat that everyone will love. They pair perfectly with soup – try this bean and potato soup. or nosh on them with homemade yogurt.
They are perfect to serve for:
- Morning Coffee
- Game Day treat
- Tea Time
- Holiday gatherings
- Perfect to give as a gift
- Baby showers
- Snacks at home
How To Store Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
No-chill Norwegian butter cookies with chocolate chips can be served immediately with gooey melted chocolate goodness. They can also be stored in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap and left at room temperature for up to 3 days (if they last that long!). The cookies still taste delicious the next day.
These favorite cookies can be frozen. Place a single layer on a baking tray and flash freeze for better results. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and squeeze any air out. Freeze for up to 6 months. To serve set them out to come to room temperature (about 10 minutes). They are great to have on hand during the festive season.
Wrapping Up Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
Easy no-chill Norwegian butter cookies with chocolate chips are a delicious and easy-to-make holiday cookie that is perfect for any occasion. Kids love them and they are a great dough for kids to help make. Feel free to dust them with vanilla sugar, sprinkles, or icing sugar.
Put the cookies in a festive cookie tin and share them with neighbors, your delivery drivers, and your friends. Have your best friends over and add some traditional Norwegian recipes to your baking list to spread some holiday cheer.
I know you will fall in love with these cookies!
Recipe Card For Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
Easy No-Chill Norwegian Butter Cookie Recipe With Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- Set 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter out to come up to room temperature. In the large bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and beat until creamy about 1 minute.
- Turn the mixer to low and spoon in the powdered sugar, add the vanilla extract. Cream butter and sugar until light, airy, and fluffy about 2-3 minutes. Scrape the sides as needed.
- In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add this mixture to the creamed butter on low speed until gently mixed.
- Add in the oats and the chocolate chips. Mix until combined – about 20 seconds.
- Using a small cookie scoop(heaping tablespoon), place scoops on a baking sheet. They don’t spread out too much – I put 12 on a standard-size sheet.
- Bake cookies in a 350-degree oven for 13-15 minutes just until the edges start to turn brown.
- Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool down completely.