This edible play dough was actually created out of necessity. My littlest one is currently crazy about using play dough but we were running low. We decided to make a new batch but realized I did not have enough salt. I did have lots of butter though! Why couldn't we make cookie dough to look like play dough. We used a sugar cookie cutter recipe adding a little extra flour. I am sure you could use the pre-packaged Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix if you wanted to make it even easier.
Once the dough was mixed, we divided it into four sections. Adding about 10-15 drops of food coloring per section we colored the dough into four different colors. Use a spoon to mix in some of the food coloring first and then mix with your hands to really knead in the color. Be sure to use that spoon first though or you will stain your hands with food coloring.
After we were done coloring the dough we wrapped up each section in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for two hours.
After the dough chilled we were ready to use the play dough. Using rolling pins and cookie cutters we shaped our dough into snakes, ladybugs, strawberries, flowers and more. We even baked a few in small cupcake liners to make pretend cupcakes (which came out very pretty and tasty).
Into the oven they went at 350 degrees for about 11 minutes and onto the cooling rack when done.
Then it was time for the tasting which was the best part! They were delicious!!!!!
Read another post about making pretend candy with play dough.