November 30, 2010

Gingerbread Playdough




Gingerbread Play-Dough

This is my favorite recipe for gingerbread play-dough.  It smells wonderful and provides the perfect play during our Gingerbread Boy unit.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tb. cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tsp. vegetable oil
Spices--Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cloves
Use Green and Red food coloring to make the dough brown (I like Wilton's Brown Food Dye)

Directions:
1.  Mix the dry ingredients adding the spices until you get a good level of scent.
2.  Mix water and oil together and add them to the dry ingredients. Stir.
3.  In a pan, cook the mixture for three to five minutes on lowheat, stirring constantly.
4.  The dough will start to pull away from the sides of the pot and stick together in a large ball.  I like to push the dough out and flat and let it cook.  It will look like it is too sticky.  Let it cook a bit.  
5.  Take the dough out of the pan and knead the dough until it becomes smooth. (I like to mix it in my     Kitchen Aid with the bread hook.  I drop it in while it is still warm.  It makes it perfect!!!)
6.  Allow the dough to cool before using.  Store in an airtight container.

5 comments:

  1. I made a batch and it turned out great! Thanks! I have 25 students, so I multiplied the recipe by 5 and each student will get 80g of it.

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  2. Isn't it a great recipe! I don't remember where I found it - but it works!

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  3. We are having a playdate today and I am gonna make some of this dough to share with the children. Thanks so much for sharing.
    I have subscribed to your blog.
    Am going to add some links over on my blog to your blog, too.
    Hope that you will pop by mine as well.
    Colleen :)

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  4. thanks for posting this...we are doing The Gingerbread Boy after Christmas and this will be perfect for my Tree House Gang.

    Blessings,Sharon

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  5. Has anyone tried this and seen if it can dry as an ornament? I would love to try with my class!

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