Unicorn Poop Cookies: Let's Bake Some Sparkly Poop Today!
Today we venture into a different direction for our daily submission. Since Daylight Savings Time has given us an extra hour, some of us may a bit more energy. What better to do with that energy than to make snacks? Don’t ask me – I freaking love snacks! And what better snack could be better for a Poopreporter to make than unicorn poop cookies? Unicorn poop is the ultimate poop, as it is colorful and sparkly and delicious. In fact, the only person so far to earn the unicorn poop badge here on PoopReport is the Great and Awesome Dave, who has earned over 10,000 userpoints. We love that Dave.
There are a few recipes on the internet, but our favorite here is from Youtuber Yoyomax12. Yoyomax’s motto tells me all I need to know: “Life is short, eat a cupcake.” (Since Yoyomax kicks ass so much, the Grammar Nazi in me will forgive her use of a comma where a semicolon or m-dash should go in her motto. Yes, she is that awesome. And anyone who uses that little glass bowls when cooking automatically gets my thumbs-up. Little glass bowls are professional, dammit.)
Here is Yoyomax12’s recipe, taken directly from her video page. We have attached the video below the recipe for your enjoyment.
Unicorn Poop Cookies, by Yoyomax12
Note: The dough is sticky and need to be chilled to work with.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1- 3 oz package cream cheese softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract or any other extract you want to try)
2 cups all purpose flour
Combine butter, shortening and cream cheese in a large bowl, beat together until smooth. Add sugar and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in egg and almond extract until combined and gradually add the flour beating until combined.
Form dough into a ball with your hands and then into a log shape, divide the log shape into six portions (or however many colours you want).
Place each portion of dough into individual bowls and tint the dough different colours.
Chill tinted dough in the refrigerator 1 hour or freezer 15-20 minutes.
Divide each tinted chilled dough ball into 8 equal pieces.
Take one piece of each colour dough ( leaving the rest in the fridge while you work) and roll out like a rope or snake on your counter-top. If you use a piece of waxed paper on the counter, you shouldn't have to add any flour.
Roll the rope shape to about 6 inches long. Continue rolling all the colours and stacking them into a pile. Gently press the ropes together and roll the large multicoloured "rope" on the counter to round and smooth it and if desired to lengthen it to 10 to 12".
Cut the multicoloured "rope" into two pieces, using both hands, roll with your palms in different directions on both end of the rope pieces to twist it gently.
Coil the rope into a poop shape, using your imagination as to what you think unicorn poop should look like :)
Press in some silver candy balls (dragee) into the dough pieces to decorate if desired. Place dough on greased cookie sheet (or one covered with parchment or silicone mat) and bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes until cookies are set and bottoms are light brown, they will not spread very much.
Cool on wire rack.
Coat with sparkle gel and/or disco dust to give them some sparkle and add some sprinkles to the still wet gel for more texture. Let cookies dry completely before stacking.
Makes approximately 16 cookies.
If you decide to get make these cookies, let us know how it goes! You can upload pictures on our Facebook page, if you have a Facebook account. (You have liked us on Facebook, haven’t you? What? You haven’t? Well, what are you waiting for?