As I said in my last post, on my visit "home" I spent a fabulous afternoon with one of my very best friends, Melissa. =) To help pass the time - and get our baking fix - we made Play Dough cookies, using the recipe that I found here.
Basically, you make the dough (which is edible, yes), wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer, if you're impatient like we are. I think about 20 minutes in the freezer is probably best, but if you're one of those recipe rule followers: 2 hours in the fridge. =) Then, take colors from each and roll them into small balls. Here's what you should have by this point.
Then, take 1 color from each and roll out into a small snake. Put the 4 (or however many you choose) colors together and roll into a longer snake. Then, coil it! Here's what we ended up with:
**Little tip: roll them and bake them on parchment paper. This was a lifesaver...something only Melissa would think of!!! ;-)**
Once you've gotten your cookies into a desirable shape - or one that you can make work - put those little darlings in the oven for 8 -12 minutes. *See recipe above for oven temp.* You can also put in sticks before you bake them so they look like lollipops. You should be able to get them from any craft store, but we got ours from Hobby Lobby.
Here's the way some of ours came out!
Yes, we did put them in Play-Doh containers just because we thought it would look cute!!! =D Why not?!
Then, to add to the cuteness, we put them in treat bags!
And, of course, we had to take a picture of ourselves with our baked goodies. =)
Just for fun, here's a picture of my nephew about to enjoy one of our goodies!
I hope y'all enjoy making these (and eating them) as much as we did!!!