|A cookie with a candle|
We had an after noon of some very serious work making our playdough cookies. They were perfect for an impromptu tea party.
I have a favourite recipe I call old faithful as it never has failed me. I received this recipe in 1990 when I was in school for my Early Childhood Education certification. It has had to be re-photocopied a few times over the years but now sits in the front cover of an old notebook I write important recipes in so I always know where to find it.
Here is how you can make yours:
1) Gather your supplies. You will need:
-2 Cups flour
-1/2 Cup Salt
-4 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar (***or Alum but you MUST have one or the other. Do not substitute for anything else***)
-2 Cups Cold water
-2 Tablespoons Oil (oops forgot the oil in the picture)
-Stove, large pot, measuring cups & spoons and spoon to stir
*not pictured but you do need:
-Your choice of 2 Packs of Kool Aid or food colouring (see directions further down for the difference)
If you are colouring the full batch as one colour add the Kool Aid packages now. Adding Kool Aid as colouring not only has a vibrant colour but also smells oh so good. Don't worry if your child tastes it (I don't recommend eating it though), it will not hurt them. They are likely to spit it out anyway as it tastes very salty. If you are using food colouring to add colour wait for further instructions.
This recipe can be doubled (as I did this time) but I don't recommend making a potful any bigger then doubling it as it gets really hard to stir when you triple the recipe and it won't cook properly.
7) When it is cool enough to touch, knead it for a minute or two until it's smooth (it's hard to knead and take pictures sorry).
10) Repeat the colour adding process until you have all the colours made that you wanted.