This Sugar Cookie Homemade Play dough recipe is not only edible, it also smells great too! Kids will love playing with this fun scented homemade playdough!
My girls love playing with playdough. It can keep them busy for ages but it can get a bit expensive when they continuously forget to put it away when they are done playing. I started making basic homemade playdough for them and they loved it! The consistency is actually much nicer and I can make 2 cups of it for pennies and in under 5 minutes! It also lasts for up to 3 months if kept in an air tight container.
The homemade playdough recipe is great for us too because it is completely edible – perfect for when my littlest one decides the homemade playdough looks good enough to eat. (She is learning not to but she is hard headed!)
I started playing around with the basic homemade playdough recipe to create fun scents to spark their imagination a little more. I’ll be sharing a series of homemade playdough recipes that my kids have enjoyed. The first is a sugar cookie inspired homemade playdough which smells good enough to eat.
Sugar Cookie Homemade Playdough
1 Cup All-purpose flour
1/2 Cup Salt
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 Cup Water
1 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tbsp Coconut Extract
In a medium sauce pan, mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar together then whisk in the water, oil, and extracts until smooth.
Place over low heat and stir until it thickens and becomes hard to stir. When it is ready it tends to form a ball (4 mins).
Remove to a heat safe surface and knead a few times before setting aside to cool. Store in an air-tkight container.
Sugar Cookie Homemade Playdough
- 1 Cup All-purpose flour
- 1/2 Cup Salt
- 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Extract
- In a medium sauce pan, mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar together then whisk in the water, oil, and extracts until smooth.
- Place over low heat and stir until it thickens and becomes hard to stir. When it is ready it tends to form a ball (4 mins).
- Remove to a heat safe surface and knead a few times before setting aside to cool. Store in an air-tkight container.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
My 3 year old really loved this recipe and was quickly playing with it and her Doc McStuffins play set. After 2 entire hours of quiet play she was proud to present to me her bowl of “treats” she had made. Adorable! Who knew homemade playdough could inspire so much fun!
Set-up play with the Sugar Cookie homemade playdough by providing a small kids rolling pin and fun shaped cookie cutters. Kids will have fun making their own “Sugar Cookies”.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
Saturday 20th of August 2022
Using these proportions, I ended up with soup. :( Much less liquid or a lot more flour and salt.
Sunday 21st of August 2022
You have to cook it to turn it into play dough, otherwise yes, it will remain soupy.
Sunday 25th of April 2021
can you bake these and decorate like real cookies?
Monday 23rd of November 2015
What a cool idea! I used to work in daycare so I've made a lot of variations of play dough, but I haven't tried one like this before. I'm going to be babysitting my niece next week, and I think this'll be the perfect activity for us.
Sunday 22nd of November 2015
This would be perfect for my youngest grandkids
Thursday 19th of November 2015
We need to make some, thanks for sharing!