2 cups water
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons cooking oil such as Canola
Red food coloring
Mint or peppermint extract
Invite your kids to raid the kitchen utensil drawer and have fun playing with the dough. Our favorites: the garlic press and melon baller.
Store in a Tupperware container for several weeks.
Directions For Goodie Bags:
Use about ¼ cup of the red dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with the white dough. The recipe above made 14 balls (seven of each color), which is not quite enough for a typical class so you will want to double the recipe. You can also stretch the dough by rolling it out and using a cookie cutter to make heart shapes. Place each piece in a cupcake liner, place inside a zip lock bag and decorate with a tag.
Michele Aucello and her husband Kevin live in Maunalani Heights with their children, Isabella (8) and Luca (6), nine chickens and the occasional elf and leprechaun. You can reach Michele via email, Facebook, or via her personal blog, Leprechaun Tricks. You can also follow her on Pinterest, where (shhhhh!) she gets many of her ideas.