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Friday, August 27

There is nothing better than spending the day with my kids making peppernuts and playdoh. So I'm going to share my favorite playdoh and peppernut recipes with you.

Peppernuts
These are a german cookie that taste better the longer they sit. They are good to make a Thanksgiving and give away at Christmas. They are a very hard cookie and have a distinct taste that not everyone likes.

1 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp. all spice
1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp ground or liquid anise
Flour

Pre heat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredient except flour. Add liquid ingredients to dry and mix. Slowly add flour till it is the consistency of playdoh (the amount of flour varies but make sure it's not sticky). You can either roll the dough out and us mini cookie cutters or if you have kids have them roll them between their hands to make snakes and use a plastic knife to cut small pieces. Place on cookie sheet and bake about 15 minutes or until brown. Store is air tight container. This recipe makes a ton of cookies so find someone to share them with.


Play-Doh
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid
2 cups boiling water
3 Tbs baby oil or vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water and oil. Stir. When cool knead. Store in air tight bag or container.
This recipe makes a lot of playdoh so I usually wait till it's time to knead it then separate it into four and knead one package of Kool-Aid into each fourth so I can make more colors.
posted by Jackie, 11:05 AM

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