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4.5 from 4 votes

All Natural Gingerbread Playdough

Let your kids ‘bake’ alongside you with gingerbread playdough — it looks, smells, and feels just like the real thing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all natural, gingerbread, playdough
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 169kcal


  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 2 teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Put the dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Add the water and oil, and stir together.
  • Cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball in the center, a silicone spoon works really well for this. It will look lumpy, but don't worry.
  • Turn the warm dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it a few times until it is smooth and not sticky. Lightly flour your hands if necessary.
  • Store the playdough in an airtight baggie or container.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7082mg | Fiber: 3g