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Gingerbread Playdough for Christmas | The Bearfoot Baker

How to Make Gingerbread Playdough for Christmas

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this holiday season? Make some memories & have fun with this gingerbread playdough recipe! Let the kids use their imagination and see what they make!
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⁄4 cup salt
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1  1 ⁄2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water


  • Place all the dry ingredients in a saucepan and mix until well blended.
  • Mix the vegetable oil and water in a bowl.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Cook over low heat and stir constantly.
  • The dough will start to form quickly. When that happens, place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and begin to knead it for several minutes.
  • The dough will be warm so be careful and don't get burned. Also, don't let the kids touch it at this point because it's hot and may harm little fingers.
  • You want to knead it until the dough is smooth.
  • Place it in an airtight container when you and the kids aren't making cute little gingerbread men with it!
  • It will keep for several months.