Crescent Moon Biscuits are delightful treat often eaten during various moon celebrations or rituals. They are made in the shape of the crescent moon, and the whole hazelnut in them represent the Full Moon that is to come.
9oz whole wheat flour
3oz soft light brown sugar
6oz butter or vegan margarine
A handful of hazelnuts
1. Preheat oven to 300F or 150C. Beat the butter or margarine with the sugar until blended.
2. Add the flour, and mix together to form a dough. Knead on a floured surface. Gently work the whole hazelnut through it, flatten out to a depth of about half an inch.
3. If you have a moon-shaped pastry cutter, use this to form the biscuits. However, you may want to cut the moon shapes yourself with a small sharp knife. You can even add a few features, or Moon symbols, to the surface. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet, and put in the oven until light golden brown.
Makes about 18 biscuits