Joseph Cookies

As featured in the Jewish Chronicle!
By Victoria Silverlock
rainbow bics
We were studying the story of Joseph’s Splendid, Absolutely Magnificent, Rainbow-Coloured Coat in Sunday morning’s Playshul (for the under-5s and their parents) and made these truly colourful biscuits to go with the story.

  • 225g softened butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 275g plain flour

food colouring


  • Cream together the butter and sugar to form a smooth, fluffy mixture.
  • Sift in the flour a little at a time.
  • Knead into a ball of dough.
  • Divide the dough into several smaller balls (we decided on 7 for the different colours of the rainbow).
  • Take each ball and make a well in the centre. Add a few drops of your chosen food colouring.
  • Work the colouring into the dough until the colour is bright and even. You can add a little more flour if the dough becomes too sticky.
  • We gave each child a different coloured ball of dough to roll out flat on a floured surface.

Coloured cookie doughColoured cookie dough

We then piled the different layers on top of each other.
rainbow layers
The whole pile was rolled up into a log.
Rainbow log

Rainbow log

When slices were cut we saw rainbows in each slice!

Each child rolled out the rainbow slice and with a butter knife cut around coat-shaped templates made of baking parchment.
The rainbow coats were placed onto a greased baking tray and baked in a moderate oven (180C gas mark 4) for 10-15 minutes until firm but not too browned.IMG_0561
We let them cool for a few minutes while we finished Joseph’s story. The children were very excited at seeing the finished colourful coat cookies!

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