We’ve got some Cane fans here! Woosh, Woosh!
Yes, we are fans of the Miami Hurricanes. We love us some orange and green.
I’m also a fan of our little buddy Nicky – who happens to be a fan of play-dough that magically transforms into something you can actually eat.
Lots of fan-type stuff going on in this post.
It’s a fan trail. A pack of fans. A fanny pack.
. . . That was a really long way to a really bad joke.
So I knew I had spotted some sort of play-dough looking cookies somewhere on the internet, somewhere in time, and the recipe is clipped away safely, somewhere on my computer.
But something also told me that these cookies were also going to be some kind of disgusting as far as taste goes.
So when Nicky was obsessed the other day with making play-dough cookies and his mom asked me if I knew how to make some, I thought of these.
I went the route of shortbread instead.
If you’re a shortbread lover, you’ll love these cookies too.
And the cool thing is that you can make the cookies into the colors of your favorite football team.
We used the potato masher.
Just remember – it’s super soft, and it is really way more squishy than regular play-dough. It’s sticks some, but whatevs, right? Real play-dough doesn’t stick, but it tastes like . . . well, you can finish that on your own.
I’ll take a little squishy-stickiness with my play-dough so I can reap the benefits of delicious cookies in the end.
We didn’t try to cut these with cookie cutters, so I can’t say how well it would work. What did work well, was smooshing it around and playing a little bit, but then rolling it into balls, rolling them in vanilla sugar, and pressing them down before baking.
If you notice in the pictures, the Babe’s hands spent very little time actually manipulating the dough. They mostly moved in a well established route from the mound of dough to her mouth.
For those of you who don’t normally bake – shortbread is a totally awesome thing to start with.
Butter, sugar, and flour. That’s pretty much it except for a little bit of salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
Oh – and your colors.
But you get the point. It’s easy, and it’s a little rainy afternoon craft project that morphs into dessert.
Oh – and, if you wanted to get all creepy with your colors, you could totally do them in orange and green and purple – maybe even black – and make some sinister little shortbread snacks for Halloween.
My little friend Nicky – have fun. If you need help talking your mom into baking, just call me. I’ll handle it! 😉