Mom de Cuisine

Gingerbread Play Dough
December 17, 2011, 8:30 am
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I saw this recipe for gingerbread play dough on Pintrest not too long ago and added it to one of the hundreds of pins of things to make with the kids.  We were stuck in the house all last week, “C” was sick and my husband was out of town.  “M” was getting quite restless because we weren’t able to go out and play with friends, so I thought it was the perfect time to pull out this recipe. 

This was so great!  The house smelled like freshly baked ginger bread cookies all morning and I didn’t have to worry about my waist line (the stuff smells great, but just like all play dough tastes like crap.)  “M” happily spent the day making cakes, cookies, and pies. 

Gingerbread Play Dough

*Slightly adapted from Gingerbread Playdohfrom the Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle


1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup salt

2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon. ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon all spice

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup water

1 teaspoon lemon extract


In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.  Stir in the wet ingredients and transfer mixture to a sauce pan.  Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly.  The mixture will clump, but just keep stirring until a dough forms.  Remove dough from the pan and knead until smooth.  Store in an airtight container


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