Saturday, January 2, 2010

Play Dough Cookies!

I have the great honour of caring for three beautiful children occasionally and I am always looking for fun things to do when we are hanging out. Recently I saw on a blog these play dough cookies! They looked sooo cool!

The original recipe had some ingredients I didn't have on hand so I used a family favourite instead. Normally we make them half and half with one half plain and the other with cocoa.

You need:

8oz Butter
1 and 3/4 cups Sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 and 1/2 cups of Plain Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Then add the eggs ones at a time and beat in well. Then add the dry ingredients. Noramlly at this point I would divide the mix in half and add cocoa to half but in this case will divided in quarters and mixed each quarter a different colour.

I had gone to the cake decorating shop especially to get the powdered colours as they give a brighter result!
After each quarter has been coloured wrap in glad wrap and pop in the fridge to firm up a bit before shaping.

Then take a small ball of each colour
and squish them together then roll the ball out into a long snake.

Finally roll the snake around to form a lollipop shape and stick in a skewer that has been soaked in water so it won't burn. Then stick in the medium oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
They came out looking so good and tasting amazing that they were all gone before I had a chance to take a pic!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They look bright and scrummo Kirsty, pity you gobbled them all before taking the pics ;-)