Our Playdough of the Month for December is Gingerbread Playdough. The Littlest Apple was super excited to play with this. I love that he actually enjoys playing with playdough now (though I still don’t enjoy the mess he makes with it.). This recipe is a little different from the one I normally use, and it has lots of spices thrown in for that festive, holiday scent. The spices alone give it a light brown color, but we added brown Wilton Icing Color to make ours a little darker. Add a rolling pin, some Christmas cookie cutters and your little one will have hours of fun with this!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup salt (use table salt, not kosher salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup water
- brown food coloring (optional)
Combine all dry ingredients in a pot. Add water, oil and food coloring (if using) and stir continuously over low heat until mixture takes on a dough-like consistency. Dough should pull away from the bottom and sides and form a ball, and it shouldn’t be sticky any more. Remove from pot and let cool for just a minute. Then knead until dough is smooth.
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