Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Playdough cookies

If you bake cookies, you probably already have a favorite sugar cookie recipe. Here's one that my girls have loved for years. We used to buy these at the grocery store; but one day the local newspaper printed recipe (cut down for a home kitchen). They are usually sold pink/yellow/green. Around patriotic holidays they sell them red/white/blue, and in the fall they are brown/orange/yellow. You get the idea. You will need a kitchen scale to measure the ingredients.

2 lbs sugar
2 lbs shortening
2 lbs, 14 oz. cake flour
1/2 ounce baking soda
1/2 ounce salt
3 medium size eggs
Almond flavoring to taste
Food coloring

Mix all ingredients well scraping the bowl often. Divide the dough into three piles. Mix food coloring into the dough and roll each piece of dough into a thin roll - like thick spaghetti. Press the different colors into each other to make one round thick roll. Slice 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Place on parchment paper and bake on cookie sheet in 350° oven about 12 minutes. The end result should look like tie-dye coloring.

I wish I could show a picture of these, but they don't last at our house........


Sue said...

Thank you again, Mary! I love sugar cookies and they are a favorite year round!
Blessings to you this week!

Anonymous said...

hi, I am new to reading your lovely blog. I just love this recipe. My two daughters I homeschool would love to make these.
I will be sure to visit again.
blessings Sandra in New Zealand

Barb said...

What a creative name for what I am sure is a yummy cookie ~ I must try this recipe! Is the name because of the colors used for the cookies? Thank you for sharing, nothing better then sugar cookies and hot cocoa especially on a rainy summer evening!