Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Havremakroner- Oatmeal Macaroons for #FantasticalFoodFight

It's time for another Fantastical Food Fight hosted by Sara from Fantastical Sharing
This time round we're making Cookies.  
I know, it's that time of the year when you make dozens and dozens of cookies. And hand them out as gifts while trying your best not to eat them all.   
I've cut back on my cookie making this year and decided I'd only make one or two kinds but then...
Sara came up with this challenge, and I had to participate. 
Havremakroner - Oatmeal Macaroons

First off, we love Oatmeal Cookies in this house, and I usually play with my basic recipe a little.  I take half the recipe, add chocolate chips for the hubs, and then add coconut, nuts, dried fruit, and other good things to the other half, I call them Kitchen Sink Cookies.  
But there is a Danish cookie called Havremakroner, which are a light, crisp oatmeal cookie that tends to get overlooked at this time of year, but is totally delicious, and it's dead easy to make as well.
Havremakroner - Oatmeal Macaroons
So for the cookie challenge I present to you these cookies.   I did play with the basic recipe, just a touch, using self-rising flour.  I also 'skinned' the almonds, it softens them somewhat and makes it easier to chop them up.

These cookies also lend themselves to being baked on parchment paper, it's  much easier to 'peel' them off the paper than try to use a spatula to release them from greased cookie sheets.
Havremakroner - Oatmeal Macaroons

Havremakroner- Oatmeal Macaroons
Havremakroner - Oatmeal Macaroons

Yield: Approx. 5 dozen
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time:45M
These light, crisp oatmeal cookies are delight to eat.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup  self rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped almonds- if you remove the skin by pouring boiling water over them, and taking the skin off, they are easier to chop. 


How to cook Havremakroner- Oatmeal Macaroons

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Mix sugar and oatmeal in a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter, cool, then pour over of oatmeal sugar mixture.
  4. Stir well, then sift in flour and baking powder. Add the eggs and almonds.
  5. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto a parchment covered baking sheet.
  6.  Leave lots of space in between the cookies, they spread out a lot.
  7. Bake about 15 minutes, or until a golden brown.  Remove from pan, let cool and store in an airtight container. 
NOTE:  These cookies are a very thin, crisp or chewy cookie, depending on the humidity level outside.  They should be crisp and light.  If you let them sit for a couple of minutes after they come out of the oven and removing them from the cookie sheet, they will peel right off of the parchment. 
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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. These cookies look delicious Sid. I am an almond nut so they are right up my alley.

    1. I think almonds are one of the basic food groups for Danes anyway, so I'm with you on the almond train, love them myself. And the cookies, are a great twist on regular oatmeal cookies.

  2. These look great! I was also done with cookies until this challenge!

    1. I'm still playing with the idea of making more cookies, but will probably abstain. Just don't need the calories, and can't find kids nearby to eat them. At least I'm enjoying these, a taste from my childhood.

  3. These look so amazing! I want to say there is a similar version that Norwegians make because I remember something really similar when I was growing up.

    1. They probably are very similar, as Norway and Denmark share many dishes, or versions and call them by slightly different names. All I know is, they're delicious.


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