Play With Playdough: Edible Fun For Kids

By Mar 7, 2011July 9th, 201464 Comments

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It’s been raining here nonstop, which means I’ve got to get creative with how to entertain my three kids ages five and under. Lucky for me, Tiffany referred me to Saucy Eats, a blog that she and Heather had at one time all around food. I love me a good food blog, especially if it gives me tips like this one from Emily at little momma & co on how to have some fun with my little ones…

I am so addicted to color!

Anything bright and cheery makes me so happy and always catches my wandering eye.

If you love color too, you will adore these divine cookies. They feed both your tummy and your need for a little vivid eye candy! Their name “Play dough cookies” gives you a great feel for what the dough looks like.


They are a breeze to make.

Just take four small pieces of dough and roll it all into one uniform ball like this:

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Think back to when you were in kindergarten and would make play dough snakes. Grab inspiration from that, and roll it lengthwise– creating a 12 inch rope. Coil, and place on a baking sheet.

In 8 minutes, your cookies will be done!

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Aren’t they pretty!

The colors are so bright. They are sure to cheer up any gloomy day!

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Play Dough Cookies

3/4 C butter
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
2 and 3/4 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
assorted food coloring (gel or paste works best)

1. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.

2. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms. Divide dough into Fourths. Tint each with a different food coloring. Wrap in plastic and chill for two hours. (I stuck it in the freezer for 15 minutes because I hate to wait!)

3. Preheat oven to 350. Shape colors into 3/4 inch balls. For each cookie place one pink, one orange, one green, and one blue ball together and roll to make one giant ball. Roll into a 12 inch long snake, and then starting at one end coil roll to make a cookie. Place cookies 2 to 3 inches apart on greased cookie sheet to allow for spreading.

4. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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