Play Doh Cookies

play doh cookies

We made cookies like this years ago and I remember my kids loved it.  It’s like playing with play doh but the end result isn’t cleaning everything up and putting it away.  The end result here is eating them!  What kid (or adult) wouldn’t be pleased with that outcome?

The kids had so much fun making them.

kids making cookies

The dough was so colorful.

play doh cookie dough

You can shape them into anything.  Just make sure they aren’t too thin or too thick.  Unless you want crispy cookies or super gooey, doughy ones.

The kids got pretty creative.

play doh cookies

My son was concentrating for quite awhile.  Huh.  Is he a boy or what?  Guess which one he made.

play doh cookies

Thanks to Hugs & Cookies XOXO for the recipe!


Play Doh Cookies


  • 3 c flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add flour and baking powder and mix until well combined.
  5. Divide dough into separate bowls (depending on how many colors you want to make.)
  6. Mix in food coloring. Make sure it's bright and vibrant.
  7. Shape into whatever shapes you want (be creative.)
  8. Bake on a lined cookie sheet for 8-12 minutes (depending on thickness of cookies.)
  9. Cook on cooling racks.

 Have fun with it.  You never know what your kids will come up with =o)

play doh cookies

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  1. Those cookies are as cute as can be and I can see that the kids loved making them. Cody’s cookie makes me laugh every time I see it.

  2. Love this idea Erin!

  3. Forget the kids, I want to make these! These would be fun for a birthday or play date activity.

  4. pinning!

  5. What a great activity for an adorable group, the cookies look precious. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. i like that the “playdough” is edible 🙂 thanks for sharing on #kidsinthekitchen

  7. My granddaughter is coming for three weeks in July. These fun cookies will be on ‘the list’!

  8. In my opinion, these are BETTER than Play Doh! haha… so fun, and I know the kids would sure love making these. Love the poop cookie…. My son would do the same. Ah… kids! haha!! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays. I am featuring you over at Sun Scholars at this week’s party!

  9. barbara says:

    My granddaughter and I got quite frustrated with these…the dough is way too sticky to form it into anything even slightly resembling the swirly shapes in the pics….won’t be making these again. Very messy and frustrating. They are in the oven now and I hope they taste better than they look.

    • I’m sorry this didn’t work for you Barbara. I’m not sure why it was so sticky. Did you try adding more flour?

    • What if you chilled the dough a couple of hours before playing with it? That might help? Also more flour, of course.

  10. So Fun!!! Love them and thanks for the link xo

  11. My son is a junior in college now, and has such great memories of these as a kid he has insisted I dig up the recipe…. so thanks for posting it here. A recipe we never outgrow.