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Hi There,

As many of you know, my daughter adores her American Girl Dolls, and she loves creating cute clothes for them to wear. New clothes are great, but even dolls need to eat, so we’ve been making doll food from salt dough. My daughter has some doll food already, but store-bought food isn’t cheap, and it’s always fun to play with salt dough.

I made a small batch of dough, and we were able to make some food for 18-inch dolls and the doll house family. I even made some hearts for Valentine’s Day decorations. For the doll food, we made pretzels, cookies, donuts and a pizza!
salt dough food for American Girl dolls

After the dough had dried, the little Diva and I started decorating the food. We used acrylic craft paint in various colors, and we even made some Valentine’s Day cookies for the dolls.

painting salt dough doll food

After painting the heart cookies, we used a toothpick to make colored sprinkles. After all, Valentine’s Day treats can be fancy!

painting salt dough doll food

Don’t these look good enough to eat? It’s enough to make me want to whip up a batch of heart-shaped cookies and gobble them all up!

salt dough doll food

For the pizza, we painted the first layer red, and then we added a white layer for the mozzarella cheese and topped it off with pepperoni, sausage and green pepper slices. 

salt dough doll food

Here is a sample of our creations. In addition to the pizza and heart cookies, there are pretzels, chocolate chip cookies and frosted donuts. Of course, you need to have milk along with cookies, so we squished some tissue paper into the glasses to create the effect of milk.

salt dough doll food

My daughter loved creating the feast, and she’s thrilled to have more food to play with. She told me the dolls are happy too! If you want to make your own feast, this is the recipe we used:


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup plain salt
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Add the water to the dry ingredients gradually. You may not need all of the water, or you may need a little bit more. I added the cinnamon because I wanted more of a brown dough for the food, and it makes the dough smell great and not salty. Squish the dough together with your hands until it forms a ball. The dough should be easy to work with and not sticky.

We like to take pieces of dough and flatten them out with our hands and then use a cookie cutter for the hearts. We just formed the other shapes with our hands. I set the oven to 200 degrees and let them bake for about two hours until they were dry and hard to the touch.  After they cool down, it’s time to decorate!

Do you like to craft with salt dough? I enjoy it because it’s incredibly frugal and we always have the ingredients on hand.

Thanks for reading about our latest adventures. Have a wonderful day, and come back soon! I love having visitors!

Dee šŸ™‚ 

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  1. Sara says:

    Salt dough was always one of my favorite activities as a kid! Now I can make faux food for my classroom with a little help from this recipe. Thanks! šŸ™‚


    1. Dee says:

      You’re very welcome — salt dough rocks!