Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gingerbread Playdough

We've been on a much slower pace than in the summer, but we're still getting after our Fall Bucket List. We tackled a new gingerbread playdough recipe yesterday that made the entire house smell deeeeelish. And the kids loved decorating "cookies" for the bulk of an afternoon -- they felt like they were getting in on the holiday cooking, but managed not to leave me with an entire plate of cookies to eat. An all around win.

- 4 cups flour
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger 
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- a drop of brown food coloring 

Optional accessories: 
- gingerbread people cookie cutters (we love the combo cookie cutters + presses we bought recently)
- rolling pin 
- decorative bits such as buttons, googley eyes, sequins, gems, etc. 

Combine ingredients through food coloring and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until most of the moisture is absorbed (it should take about 5-7 minutes). Let it cool on some wax paper. Have the kids roll the dough and cut out gingerbread people to decorate! 

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