Play Dough Sugar Cookies

Playdough Cookies

I love finding easy simple recipes that my three year old and I can make together and this recipe is super simple and fun to make.  I’ve called them play dough cookies as Chicco was convinced we were baking his play dough!  The original recipe comes from one of my favourite youtubers, ‘Cupcake Jemma’.  The recipe is actually for ‘Psychedelic Rainbow Marble Cookies and the link is here.  I love her videos and her recipes always come out amazing!  Thank you Jemma!

It was also another opportunity for me to use my egg replacer as tested in a previous blog.  Once again the egg replacer didn’t let me down.  No dodgy after taste and very little affect on the consistency of the dough.  Another thumbs up for egg replacer!


125g Softened Unsalted Butter

160g Caster Sugar

1 Large Egg (I used egg replacer)

1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract

240g Plain (All Purpose) Flour


  1. Beat together the butter and sugar until the mixture becomes pale and fluffy.  This should take a good few minutes of beating, but you will see when it is done because it will almost look like whipped cream.
  2. Add the egg and the vanilla extract.  Mix together till well combined.  (I used egg replacer instead of an actual egg.  This was easy to make up.  Two teaspoons of the egg replacer powder were mixed with two tablespoons of water.  This blended into a nice fluffy paste, which I added straight to the butter and sugar mixture as I would have the egg.)
  3. In two parts, fold in the flour.  Fold the flour in as gently as possible, but do make sure it is all blended in properly until you get a nice dough.
  4. Divide the dough between four bowls.
  5. Add colour paste to each bowl, making sure you use four different colours, and mix each well.
  6. Take small portions of each of the colours and pile them up together into a ball. Try to put the colours randomly instead of in an order.
  7. Roll into a ball and knead together, just enough to create a marble or ripple effect.  You do not want to mush the colours into one.
  8. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for an hour.
  9. After an hour, take the dough out of the cling film and roll out until 1/3 cm thick.  Cut into whatever shapes you like.
  10. Place the cookie shapes onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 165c.





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