At my daughter’s fall party the room parent brought in pumpkin spice playdough. Sometimes 2nd graders think they are too old for playdough, but the sweet-smelling pumpkin spiced dough was too tempting for their little hands. They all loved it.
So as Christmas approached, I wondered about a Christmas-scented one and found a gingerbread recipe. I have made a few batches of it, and it smells just as good as its cousin pumpkin spice. Every time my littlest guy plays with it, he says, “Can I eat it?” So tempting! It’s been fun using the cookie cutters and creating gingerbread people, Christmas bells, candy canes, hearts, etc.
I know not everything has to be about fitness and food, but honestly it’s nice to smell the dough and not have to eat the dough!
Here’s the recipe:
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
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup water
1.In a medium saucepan whisk together dry ingredients. Next mix in the water and oil 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.
If you would like more info about it, here is a nice blog post about it. Hope you get to try it! Let me know how it turns out!