Homemade playdough is always a hit in our home. Of course, playdough is great for sensory input and encouraging creativity. It’s a fun and easy gift to make for kids during the holiday season, too. And my new Kenwood Chef Kitchen Machine makes it super easy to make a big batch for playing or gifting.
A Homemade Playdough Recipe Perfect for Christmas!
Here’s my Peppermint Playdough recipe in case you’d like to make some this holiday season, too…
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Peppermint Playdough Recipe – Using a Stand Mixer
This red and white peppermint-scented playdough is reminiscent of candy canes – perfect for Christmas time!
It only takes some flour, salt, oil, and cream of tartar as the base ingredients.
Then some boiling water to bring it all together into a soft warm dough.
It’s fun to play with right away because it’s so warm and soft.
But you can also layer it in a mason jar, add a tight lid, and give it as a sweet little Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.
The below recipe makes enough homemade playdough for two 16 ounce wide mouth mason jars.
More About the Kenwood Chef Kitchen Machine:
So far I’ve made a few cookie recipes and this homemade playdough recipe with it, and I’m loving the Kenwood Chef Kitchen Machine. I shouldn’t be surprised since Kenwood is the #1 global leader in innovation and expertise in kitchen food preparation. Here are the details for the Kenwood Chef Kitchen Machine…
- 750 watts of turbocharged power is twice the power of ordinary stand mixers.
- Electronic Variable Speed Control allows for gradual mixing and precise control.
- Dual Motor Ventilation prevents overheating and prolongs motor life.
- Solid stainless steel work bowl has rugged handles for easy removal from the machine.
- Comes with 3 stainless steel bowl tools: a power whisk, a dough hook and the signature K-Beater for maximum mixing performance.
- All tools are dishwasher safe.
- Comes with a five-year warranty on the powerful motor!
Visit the Kenwood website for more information on the Kenwood Chef Kitchen Machine and other Kenwood kitchen appliances.
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Homemade Peppermint Playdough Recipe for a Stand Mixer
Using your stand mixer makes this homemade playdough recipe super easy! Plus use food coloring a peppermint extract to make it festive for Christmas, too!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup boiling water or more as needed
- a few drops red food coloring
- a few drops peppermint extract
- 2 16 ounce mason jars or other similar sized air-tight containers
- Add all dry ingredients to your stand mixer, and mix on slow with the dough hook.
- While mixing on slow, add the vegetable oil and peppermint extract.
- Turn mixer up to medium speed, and slowly and carefully add in boiling water.
- Add more boiling water if needed until ingredients form a soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl.
- Remove half of playdough, and set aside for use as white playdough.
- Push an indent into the middle of the remaining playdough in the mixing bowl.
- Squirt about five drops of red food coloring into indent.
- Mix on medium speed until coloring is evenly dispersed and dough turns red.
- Add more food coloring and mix as needed to make playdough the desired red color.
- Play with playdough as is or layer in a mason jar for a fun holiday gift!
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