Dec 2 11
by cara
at 7:20 PM
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Gingerbread Playdough

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!

Gingerbread Playdough


  • 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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  1. Sierra at H is for Homeschooli permalink

    Oh, this is a fun play dough recipe! We did peppermint this year, but next year I think we might try gingerbread.


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