A few weeks ago I found this cute idea for moldable cookie dough on The Frugal Girl’s blog. It looked like a fun way to spend a hot afternoon indoors, so I whipped up a batch of dough and took it to my sister’s house to make with her kids. All of the kids liked the dough and said that it tasted like a less sweet brownie. **Of course the boys laughed and called it poopy dough….
**Check out the original recipe on The Frugal Girl site for pictures of the step to step process.
2/3 cup of softened butter
1 cup sugar (I thought it might need a little more sugar, so if you like a sweeter cookie maybe try 1-1/2 cups instead)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
- Using a mixer slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. **It will be a really thick dough towards the end so don’t panic if it is hard to incorporate all the flour.
- Cover and chill the dough for a few hours
- Once the dough is firm enough, the kids can form the dough into any shapes they like (even dinosaur poop…)
- Place all of the formed shapes on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and bake 7-8 minutes. *If there are thicker pieces they may take longer to get done, while the thinner pieces will cook more quickly so watch them closely. We actually liked them slightly underdone the best, probably due to the dryness of the dough.
**We all agreed that if you were to ice these cookies with chocolate frosting and decorate with more sprinkles that would have been even better:)