Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Get ready kids, this Play-Doh tastes good!!!

These are super fun to make, and super cute too! They really do look just like Play-Doh, but they sure don't taste like Play-Doh. The cream cheese in this recipe makes these oh, so good...as does anything with cream cheese! You have got to try these. Your kids will have a great time helping roll the dough into balls, then into ropes. My 2 year old was a great helper when he wasn't tearing them apart! He sure loved eating them, and so will you!

Rainbow Play-Doh Cookie Pops

3/4 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
assorted colors of food coloring
24 lollipop sticks
1. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. tint each with a different food color. (This takes some time and fore-arm muscles, so get ready! The more the food coloring, the more vibrant the color.) Wrap each color in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place one of each color and form into a ball. (Make sure they are all sticking together well.) Shape the big ball into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.

I really want to switch these up with the different holiday colors. I want to throw on some sprinkles too! I've got a great recipe for some Christmas candy cane cookies that I think would be great as a Rainbow pop. I can't wait to make these for a party favor for a birthday party, baby shower, or whatever! You can really have a lot of fun with these. Goodluck, and happy play-doh eating! Fheeew... I made it through my very first post. This blog thing is new to me.


Kathryn said...

Sara those are so cute!!! Where on earth do you find these fun recipes?

Prudy said...

Great first post! Any family would have a ball with this!