Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gingerbread Playdough

 We made some gingerbread playdough last week for our favorite kindergarten teacher and had to keep a batch for ourselves. When I put it out for the kids I gave them a few gingerbread men cookie cutters and little trinkets to decorate their dough cookies with. To my surprise they had much bigger plans for their new heavenly smelling dough-- gingerbread houses, of course!

2 cups flour (+ 1/4 c for kneading)
1/2 cup salt
2 tbs cream of tartar
4 tbs oil
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg 
1 tbs. brown liquid watercolor paint (optional)
1 cup boiling water

1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl in order as listed. As soon as you add the boiling water begin mixing well.
2. Dump dough onto a flat surface and add remaining flour while kneading. 
3. Build a gingerbread house!

**This recipe varies a bit, if your dough is too dry add more hot water, too wet add more flour.

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