Let's pretend......it's smell like a gingerbread dough, it looks like a gingerbread dough and we can play with it, smash it, etc....what is it? It's a play dough!!! Gingerbread play-dough! Ohh, the house smells divine /and your hands, too/.
Add the splash of fun to the christmas season with play-dough. Guaranteed....lots of fun! Plus, it turns baking into creative play! Choose from 3 festive "flavours". Gingerbread, fudge or peppermint.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teasp. cream of tartar
1 tablesp. ground cinnamon
2 teasp. ground ginger
1 teasp. ground nutmeg
1 teasp. ground cloves
2 tablesp. vegetable oil
1 cup water
1 teasp. orange extract
In a medium saucepan whisk together dry ingredients. Mix in water, oil and orange extract and stir until a thick batter is formed. Cook the mixture over low heat until a thick dough forms. Turn dough onto parchment paper and knead until smooth.
2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 teasp. cream of tartar
4 tablesp. vegetable oil
4 tablesp. peppermint extract
1 small bottle of red food colouring
Mix all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Form dough into a ball, place on a parchment paper and cool completely.
Use same ingredietns as above /for peppermint playdough/ instead peppermint extract use 4 tablesp. of cocoa powder.
Playdough is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the christmas season.
I am wishing you Merry & Bright baking with kiddies around....
please note...playdough is only for playing not for eating.