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Gingerbread playdough

Gingerbread Playdough

An easy, super-soft homemade Gingerbread Playdough recipe for the Christmas season.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Yield: 1 batch
Author: Carine


  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour spoon, slightly packed, level up
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • ½ teaspoon All Spices
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or molasse
  • 1 tablespoon Oil I used coconut oil

Extra flour to adjust the dough

  • 1-3 tablespoons All-purpose Flour


  • In a non-stick saucepan, whisk all the dry ingredients: flour, spices, and cream of tartar.
  • Stir in water, oil, and maple syrup until it forms a consistent paste.
  • Bring to medium heat and cook the playdough, stirring constantly, increasing heat if needed until the dough clumps up and form a ball that unsticks from the side of the pan.
  • When the dough comes together, stop heat, transfer to a floured surface and knead until soft and easy to play with.
  • If the dough is too sticky, dust 1 extra tablespoon of flour and vigorously knead on a for 1 minute. As the dough cools down and absorbs the extra flour, it becomes super soft and less sticky.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.