No, “Unicorn Poop!!!” is not some fancy new swear I made up… I am talking about some pretty special cookies. Yes, cookies. Hang on, I will get to those in a second; you need a little back story and a proper into to this story (well, you might not NEED those things but come on; we need some order around this place!).
So a few weeks ago I ran across a photo of these Unicorn Poop Cookies that were posted on the Have a Gay Day Facebook page. The glitter is what caught my attention… then I realized I was looking at a cookie. Like a real, edible cookie! That looked exactly the way one would hope unicorn poop looks! I was so excited I couldn’t contain the squeals of delight and clapping. The first thing I did was send Big Orange (my husband) the picture; the second think I did was read the entire thread to learn more about these cookies.
So I learned four things in a very short period of time that afternoon. First I found out what the ingredients for those cookies are, and that I would need some “specialty” decorations. Secondly, I learned how they go together… The third thing I learned is that there is a woman who sells a less sparkly and awesome version of the unicorn poop cookies on Etsy. And my fourth and most shocking lesson??? Big Orange gets really effing excited about cookies made to look like the feces of glorious mythological beasts (I learned that teen aged boys also get shockingly excited about unicorn poop cookies as well)!
It didn’t take much convincing to get Big Orange to take me to a fancy cake decorating supply shop (which smells so sickeningly sweet inside that I feared getting type II diabetes just from breathing the scent of all that sugar). I told him that I wanted to make some for our five-year-old niece so I could mail them to her. That is really all it took! So after I gathered all the supplies I made my first batch a couple of weeks ago and they were beautiful but disappointingly bland. Mind you, their blandness did not stop The Boy, his buddies, and Big Orange from snarfing down two dozen cookies in less than 24 hours.
The cookies were such a bit hit at my house that The Boy requested I make some for him and his buddies to take to snowboard practice. Well, being a mom I couldn’t just send him with enough cool cookies for him and his buddies, I decided I should make enough for the whole team. I also had to send some to my nice because she threatened to take away cheek kisses until she gets some (although I suspect this was at her father’s prompting because he really wants some of these cookies), so I decided to make a double batch.
So this is what nearly five dozen unicorn poop cookies looks like!
If you want to make these you can find the cookie recipe and fancy decoration supply list here.
I made some changes to the recipe because the first batch was so bland and I would recommend these changes because you will want to stick with this sugar cookie recipe if you want the turds to hold their shape well. 1. Use all butter, not shortening (as the recipe notes suggest), 2. Add ¼ cup of sugar for a total of 1 ¼ cups. 3. Use 1 tsp of vanilla AND ½ tsp of almond extract! These few changes made a world of difference in flavor!
You will most likely have to go to a cake decorating supply store to get all of your fancy decorations but you can find all of the stuff on Amazon.com too (I just didn’t want to pay shipping fees for so many small items). Here is a nice video on how to make the cookies look like unicorn poops.
And just so all my bases are covered, because I don’t want to take credit for anyone’s ideas, you can also buy a version of the unicorn poops form this Etsy shop. When I saw these cookies in the original post I told you about there was some question as to who this idea belonged to and though the version I made based on the recipe from instuctables look a bit different, I thought I should share the Etsy shop with you. Heck, some of you might not be into baking anyway.
I think this is my first ever food post. I love baking and cooking but I already cover so many bases here I figured I should keep cooking out of the mix. That is until I saw the Unicorn Poops. Also, I have been glowering at the half finished, paper mache angler fish on my desk for about a week and the showdown doesn’t look like it is going to end easily. This means I have nothing creative or artistic to show you other than the unicorn poops right now (you have no idea how much I love saying “unicorn poops”).
Hopefully I will have something art related to talk about next week (like a finished, awesome, light up, angler fish sitting on my desk) but until then UNICORN POOP!!!!