Although I have never tried this recipe it comes with great reviews from allrecipe.com members. It’s a great recipe to make with younger kids as well as the older ones. Letting the younger kids join in when making these would promote fine and gross motor skills as well as eye and hand co-ordination. I’m gonna get my niece to make me some of these…I’d do it myself, but I truly hate making cookies! Here’s the link if you’d like to read the reviews first: Play Dough Cookies one reviewer suggests dipping the lollipop sticks in liquid egg whites before sticking into the cookie…this apparently makes it so the sticks won’t fall out after baking.
Play Dough Cookies
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- assorted colors of paste food coloring
- 24 lollipop sticks
- In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 large ball. Shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
- Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.
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