Thursday, January 26, 2012


Peanut Butter Play Dough OR Peanut Butter Cookies

Play dough your preschooler can make and share with your toddler?  Oh, yes! 

This fun recipe can be used as just a recipe for cookies.  Or, you can let your kids play with it--once it is mixed together, it molds wonderfully!  Or, you can divide the dough, make cookies with half, and play with the other half.  It's up to you!

The recipe is simple:


** 1 cup creamy peanut butter

** 2 cups powdered sugar

** 6 Tablespoons (1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons) soft butter

The steps are fun:

1.  Stir all three ingredients together, then knead them into a ball.

2.  For cookies, pull off a child-sized handful of dough and knead it into a ball.  Let it harden on a sheet of wax paper (a plate or cookie sheet also works fine).  If you like, you can dip the top in dipping chocolate or press a chocolate chip into the cookie!

3.  For play dough, hand it to your child and let her play!  Even better, grab a handful and play with her!  You can store the dough in a sealed container in your refrigerator for up to a week.

Note:  Yes, it is entirely edible!


Trina said...

Looks like a great recipe!!! thanks for sharing!!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Trina, It's very fun...and very yummy!

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom said...

I am just hopping over to thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!This looks fantastic! Our family loves peanut butter and peanut butter cookies so I may have to make some play dough for the kids. Thanks!

Cynthia Renee' said...

Hey Carla! I didn't know PB cookies could be so easy! We will have to try this out. My kids will go wild for it! Thanks for sharing!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, We love peanut butter too! It's a very win-win recipe here!

Hi Cynthia! I especially love that you don't have to cook this one--the kids really can be involved in every step of it!

MissMOE said...

This is great! Nothing like having yummy playdough

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

MissMOE, I completely agree!

Randee Hallmark said...

I am soooo making this!! Iam linking up!! I host a linky party on Sunday's called SLEEPY SUNDAY!!! Please stop by!!

I am your newest follower!!