Awesome recipe! As others have said, easy enough for beginners. Some of the tips that I found helpful are as follows:
Melted my marshmallows over a double boiler in my mixing bowl, added water, but didn't bother with vanilla. Also added my color at this time.
Transferred bowl to stand mixer, added powdered sugar, about 1 pound at a time, and mixed with dough hook, probably a total of 5 minutes.
Turned dough out onto well greased counter, greased my hands, and kneed. This process is very easy, and although it sounds messy, it's actually not because over time most of the crisco gets absorbed into the dough and you just have a film to clean up.....MUCH easier than powdered sugar!!!
I was using this dough for cut outs, I found it easiest to roll onto greased parchment paper and then pull away the extra dough. It is drying now, will probably take a couple of days.....wish me luck that they dry ok and come off of the parchment paper:)
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Feb. 8, 2013