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Patchwork Picnic Cookies -- perfect cookies for a picnic from Nanna's Wisdom

Patchwork Picnic Cookies


  • 200 gms about 1 3/5 cups or 1 1/2 cups + 1 1/2 Tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup custard powder If you can't find custard powder, HERE is an article about how to replace it.
  • 125 gms 1/2 cup or 1 stick butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • small quantity of water


  1. Add to processor half the butter, flour, icing sugar, and custard powder blend until breadcrumb appearance.
  2. Add a small amount of water until a dough forms.
  3. Wrap and put in fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Repeat with left over ingredients including the cocoa powder.
  5. Break pieces of dough, place on paper and form a patchwork pattern.
  6. Roll between sheets of paper (parchment paper or waxed paper). Cut desired shapes.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven (350–375°F) for 10 -15 minutes depending on the size of cookie.