I found a great recipe for chocolate playdough! We whipped up a batch this morning and now Turtle is happily using her cookie cutters to make her own Christmas "cookies". It has a similar texture to playdough that is cooked on the stove, but it was much easier on the arms as I mixed it all in the KA. This will be a better recipe to use in the classroom when we need to make playdough.
The same author has a wonderful gift idea using her chocolate play dough as well. Maybe I'll get myself on the ball next year & do this as gifts for my students!
Warning: The dough smells really good. Be prepared for your child to ask to put the "cookies" in the oven! Good thing Turtle has her own oven to use :D