Secret Recipe Club – Oatmeal Wafers

Today marks my first post for the Secret Recipe Club, an online exchange among food bloggers created by Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’. The idea behind this is that we’ll secretly be assigned a fellow food blogger’s site, and we must pick a recipe from that site to make for our own.

Since I love finding new blogs to read and new recipes to try, I knew that nothing but good could come from this little experiment. I was even more thrilled when I got my assignment email and realized I’d been assigned Ewa’s blog, Ewa and I have been following each other on StumbleUpon for a while now, and I love that she blogs for one of the same reasons I do – to reconnect with the food she grew up with.

Ewa is from Sweden, and I haven’t had a lot of experience with Swedish food. Probably the closest I’ve come is Norway’s Schoolbread, which is a treat I adore beyond measure. So I knew I’d be in luck with anything Ewa had to offer.

After perusing her site, I settled on Havreflarn, a thin and buttery oat biscuit. Ewa from Delishhh chose to spread hers with a thin layer of nutella as well. We tried that too, and enjoyed it. But both my husband and I agreed that we truly enjoyed the pure buttery chewiness these biscuits offer on their own. Especially with a cup of tea.

The recipe is SO simple, and took just a few minutes to put together. I used heaping teaspoons instead of small teaspoons for a bigger, flatter cookie. We loved them!

In a nod to Sweden’s neighbor, Norway, in my second batch, I added a bit of cardamom. The sweet smokiness matches well with the butter. Whether you use cardamom or not, I’m certain you’re going to love Havreflarn!


  1. says

    Oh this is wonderful. I am so glad you like these too, i love them. And what a great combination adding some cardamom to them. Great post, love the pictures. Alaways so much fun coming to your blog. Nice work!@

  2. says

    YUM! What a great recipe a presentation. Their are so many options for fillings. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the great post!

  3. says

    Ooooh, these look so yummy! Love the addition of cardamom. These look like exactly the sort of cookies my dad would adore…they’re probably too fragile to ship, but I may just have to make him some as a late Father’s Day present when I’m back to visit! :)

  4. says

    What delicious looking wafers. This is my first month in the recipe club too and it is just so fun exploring all the new blogs. I love your gorgeous photos!
    PS- I host a recipe swap every Wednesday and I’d love to have you if you get a chance.

  5. says

    These cookies look so delicious and easy to make! I just learned of the Secret Recipe Club today from another fellow food blogger and I was intrigued. After reading your post I’m even more excited to give it a try. Loved your adaptation!

  6. says

    What lovely lacy cookies….I would really like these. I’m loving your blog too and am anxious to check it out. Great choice.

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