Introduction: Colourful Crescent Cookies

About: I'm a Mum, an adventure guide, a radio tech, an avid inventor of cardboard box/toilet roll style fun, with the occasional grownup thing thrown in too.

School had a letter c cook off. Together my son and I made these colourful crescent cookies.


- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 130g/5oz butter
- 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
- 4 tablespoons golden syrup
- 2 eggs
- 3 drops food colouring

Step 1: Mix, Rub in Butter

We made half the mix in one bowl and half in another to make colouring them easier. (This worked really well for us as my son and I made one bowl each.)

Mix these ingredients: (Quantities for one bowl. For Total double or reference supplies list.)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut 65g/2 1/2oz butter into small pieces and rub into dry mix until it resembles breadcrumbs

Step 2: Mix All Ingredients

To each bowl add:
1/3 cups Sugar
2 tablespoons Syrup
1 Egg

Add food colouring to one of the mixes.
Mix into a firm dough and kneed lightly

Step 3: Refrigerate

Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.

Step 4: Shape (part 1)

Make a log with the shape that will be on the cookies all the way along the inside of the log.

To make a crescent moon shape we:

Split the blue mix in half. Rolled one half into a log and the other half into a flat rectangle, the same length as the log and wide enough to wrap around it.

We then pressed one side of the log into the bench to flatten it a little on that side.

Then we split the uncoloured dough in two. We made a rectangle as long as the log and wide enough to wrap about half way around the blue log. The other part we rolled into a thin log the same length as the first log.

You should now have:
1 coloured log with a flat side
1 coloured rectangle
1 uncoloured rectangle
1 thin uncoloured log

Step 5: Shape (part 2)

We placed the middle of the uncoloured rectangle into the flat side of the coloured log and wrapped the rectangle half way around the log.

We then placed the uncoloured log behind the middle of the uncoloured rectangle (along the flat bit) and pressed it into the dough spreading it out from its log shape and making 1 uncoloured bulge.

We then rolled the coloured rectangle around the whole log.

The ends of our complete log tapered off and did not look like a neat crescent shape but there were lots of cookies in the middle that did.

Step 6: Refrigerate

Wrap log in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 7: Cut

Preheat oven to 180c/350F.

Cut log into thin slices and place them on baking paper on a tray.

Step 8: Heat

Put in oven for 12-15 minutes. Or until the uncoloured part turns golden.


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