Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun Halloween Ideas - Colored Play Dough Cookies!

Searching around looking at fun Halloween ideas, I came upon these adorable, colorful cookies in red-yellow-blue swirls called Play Dough Cookies! Aren't they neat! (see pic links below)

Recipe from AllRecipes.com

INGREDIENTS
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 paste food coloring
24 lollipop sticks


DIRECTIONS
In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.

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. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 large ball.

Shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.

Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.


* Check out the different colors on this page

* See a beautiful photo of the cookies

2 comments:

Gayle said...

These look great! Thanks for sharing.

Dana Fredsti said...

Those are very festive! Perfect thing for a kid's party!