Okay, so it’s basically just biscuit dough, but you’ll be amazed how much fun your kids will have with it!
2 cups flour (all-purpose, whole wheat, or a combination)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/4 cup cold butter or shortening, cut up
2/3 cup milk
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and flax in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk and form a ball with the dough. Add more flour as necessary if it’s too sticky. Knead on a floured surface for a few minutes, then let your kids play! Once they’ve finished their creations, place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 12-18 minutes, depending on the size.
I pulled out cookie-cutters, rolling pins, plastic knives, and a plate of goodies for decorating.
The plate had dried cranberries, raisins, diced apples, mini chocolate chips, and diced cheese. I also had a shaker of cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling, and peanut-butter and jelly for spreading.
I had to throw in this photo, because doesn’t it look like my child has too many fingers??
And I just love Bennett’s shirt. It suits him so well (maybe a little too well).
We had so much fun playing with dough together, and even more fun eating it afterwards. We made some pretty tasty creations. Some of my favourites were peanut-butter and jelly empanadas, and apple cinnamon raisin rolls. The kids liked the snake filled with apple and cheese, and the smiley faces.
Please share what creative dough masterpieces you and your kids come up with. I can’t wait to hear about them.