I saw this link on Pinterest for Gingerbread play-doh and thought my niece and my friend's kid would both love it! My niece loves her play kitchen, so I thought making some gingerbread cookie dough would be a fun addition to it.
This play-doh smells heavenly and I love knowing exactly what is in it and that it's completely non-toxic.
Original recipe from Sweet Sugarbelle, with my revisions below:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. vegetable oil (original recipe called for 2, but I didn't want it too oily)
1 cup water
1 tsp orange extract (optional, but I added it)
In a medium saucepan whisk together dry ingredients. Next mix in the water, oil, and orange extract and stir until a thick batter is formed. Cook the mixture over low/medium heat until a thick dough forms. Turn out onto parchment paper and knead until smooth. Makes about 2 cups of dough.
|Add dry ingredients together in a medium bowl|
|Whisk dry ingredients|
|Dry mix ready to sit in the cupboard for a month.|
|I don't have any photos of the cooking process (I didn't want to burn the dough), but it was fairly simple. Be sure to not overcook it or it might dry out.|
|Play-doh after cooking and kneading is ready to gift! This is a photo of half the dough.|
|Add the play-doh to a Mason Jar, or a Ziploc or Glad container works great. Add a cute label, tie a Gingerbread cookie cutter to the jar, and it's ready to be gifted!|
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