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Gingerbread Playdough Recipe

An easy gingerbread playdough recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: gingerbread playdough, gingerbread playdough recipe


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  • Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar and whisk well. 
  • Add in the ginger and cinnamon and whisk well. 
    Add Ginger to Playdough Mix
  • In a pan or pot, add the water, oil and vanilla and mix.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, ginger) to the pot and mix well. Cook on low to medium heat.
    Mix Gingerbread Playdough in Pot
  • Because of the cinnamon, this playdough takes a little longer to come together and cook. Keep mixing well and spread out in the pan if possible so that the salt mixes well with the water to dissolve. 
  • Do not continuously stir while cooking. Let it sit for a few seconds before mixing and flipping the dough in the pot. The dough is done when it starts to form a ball and looks fully cooked. 
  • Take off the heat and let cool. 
  • Knead for 10 minutes to make the dough smooth.
    Knead Gingerbread Playdough