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Cookie Dough Play!

Written by Jen Sill

This idea came thanks to a door-to-door salesman… who is about 8 years old.

I bought this dough from a child’s fundraising magazine.  WE LOVED IT!!!  

So, I thought I’d see whether I could duplicate it with a regular sugar cookie recipe.

It works!!!  You just have to split the dough into different bowls and add different food coloring.  

Here’s a simple Sugar Cookie Recipe, but you can use your own favorite:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

 4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Split into different bowls.  Add food coloring.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  4. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

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About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.