Unicorn Poop™

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Magically Delicious! Unicorns may manage their elusiveness but they left behind some fanciful evidence of their existence and I was able to recreate their leavings.

This unicorn poop, in reality, has a funny story. I told my mom that I was making some "Unicorn Sneezes" and she said "when are you going to make your unicorn sh*t?" And then it hit me...Great idea, Mom! It will take a dirty spin and become unicorn poop, instead! She doesn't want the credit for encouraging me, but I still thank her. Haha. BTW: These things are sparkly to the max. Even more-so than ANY art project. I wish that the video would have captured the magic. *cry*

The real deal - it's made of sugar cookies, rainbow dragees, rainbow star sprinkles, white sparkle gel, and rainbow disco dust.

Enjoy! <3

**** Update 4/12/12 **** I'm very excited about all of the responses that I've been getting, and I am so excited to see what you guys have done with this idea. Thanks for adoring this cute recipe and sharing the magic with your families and friends. :) Once I get a moment, I will collect all the images on the net and make a "step" with the photos that I find! ALSO - I baked my unicorn poop cookies for a cake show in San Diego and I got second place, with a trophy and certificate. Pretty awesome!!

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Step 1: Ingredients

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I'll attach a photo of the recipe, so make note of what you have or need from that list!

Now - on the sparkly side:

*Disco Dust, Rainbow - $8
*Wilton's Sparkle Gel, white - $4
*Rainbow Dragees - $8
*Star Sprinkles - $2
*Food Coloring, Standard + Neon - $7
(You can never buy too much food coloring.) 
*Cheap Paint Brush

The amount of poops that you will get from this recipe depend on how big your unicorn is.

Step 2: Make the Dough

Once you've made the dough - before you pop it in the fridge to harden - do your separations and use food coloring to get the colors that you desire.  I did: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple.  (Traditional unicorn stuff.)

Then you can put the colored dough into sandwich baggies and let them chill.

Step 3: Roll your snakes.

Just like the clay and play doh, you need to roll snakes.  But sugar cookies are MUCH more sensitive.  Be very careful, this will take patience and dedication. 

I started with red, made lots of lines, then added the next color and just kept pressing them together from there on.  Until I was out of colors. 

Make sure to use a flour'd surface and use that to help you roll, too.  Once the cookies sit on the cookie sheet, (next step), the flour absorbs into the cookies and they don't have a white powder all over them.

Step 4: Getting Dirty Now...

Now that you have your thick poop rainbow, it needs to be shaped as such.  This part happens swiftly and you don't have much room for error because the dough is so fragile.

Take your poop snake and gently flop it onto the ungreased cookie sheet.  Once you have it there, just start winding.  Decide how your unicorn rolls and let the poops form themselves.  Be gentle though, they will break and mess up your spirals.  If you need to make any repairs, just use your fingertip and lightly sweep it back into the portion where it broke off.  That re-connects the exterior so you don't get poopy cracks.  

Pinch your tips and then you're done!  Just bake them and wait.  (As per the recipe, you may want to add a minute or 2 because these are thicker.)

Step 5: Add the bumpy stuff!

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Take those fancy and expensive dragees and push them into the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven.  You want to lightly break the surface of the cookie and make sure that your balls are settled nicely inside.  Then you can let the cookies chill and harden loosely around the dragees.  

Make sure that they are pushed in, more than half way, because they may roll out later.  

Step 6: Glitter Gel!

Now that they've had time to cool off, it's time to add the sheen!

This thin coat of Wilton's Glitter Gel  will be sure to keep your poops looking fresh.

Just squeeze it out all over the cookie in spirals and then start brushing it out in a smooth coat all over the cookie.  You need to hold it in your fingers so that you can turn and brush as needed.  

Make sure to manipulate the gel into the holes and cracks so that it has a better finish.  This stuff is great!  It doesn't dry HARD, but it stiffens up pretty well after it's had time to dry, and it's in a thin layer.  Just don't stack them.  :)

Step 7: Stars!

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Now it's time to turn into a crazy person and pick out individual stars out of the sprinkles and place them on complimentary colors on the poops.  Press them lightly to make sure that they gel layer holds them into place.  Don't put too many stars because you want them to look NATURAL...haha.  

I found that white stars give the best contrast.  :)

Step 8: Disco Dust!

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Okay, this sh*t is expensive and difficult to dispense.  You're supposed to put a sheet of parchment paper over the top of the container, punch holes out with a pin or something, rubber band it in place and use it as a shaker.  But I didn't have those materials.  So what I did:

I took a TINY pinch in my fingers and lightly and tightly sprinkled it over the tops of the cookies.  That worked really well, for being in a "pinch".  

Step 9: Play with your poop!!!

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YAY!  Now that they've had time to dry, and they don't stick to your finger when you touch them, you're done!!

Some will look better than others, naturally.  But they should all resemble poop.  Tah-dah!

Now you can eat them in nature, as you ponder the existence of unicorns and magical beings, or even take them to work and impress your boss.  
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anomar1 month ago

Well, I checked out Diva Dust and see nothing about it being's surely non toxic, but it's cornstarch, talc, mica for softness, Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, infused with pheromones................sort of shiny moisturizing make up. Don't want to eat that, either, especially the talc. Those Rainbow Dust Edible Glitters [not the ones OK for "food contact"] are really nice.

oh lovely, my nieces favourite is unicorn poo

davidbarcomb3 months ago

This project looks weird. But great idea, the kids will definitely love them.

shoelessjess.5 months ago

Ok, so the "adult stores" carry something called Diva Dust (you can also get it on ebay) that IS edible and IS glittery. It's also much cheaper (anywhere between $8 and $11 for 0.5 oz.) Rainbow Dust also has a line of edible glitters.
I'd recommend that if you're afraid of using the Disco Dust. A little less shimmer, but also a little less plastic.

EricaR15 months ago

Thank you for sharing this! My daughter loves them!

Erika868 months ago

HAHAHAHA this is awesome! I have to make these. Might skip the craft disco dust thought

ABCSoup9 months ago

We had fun:)


nice poop hahahahaha!!! its so cool ;D I want to make some!!!

spewlocks10 months ago

This is adorable

XmasOlive10 months ago

This is adorable!!! I *must* have the neon food coloring- asap pronto!!! heheheheh!

cheshirecorn11 months ago

Thats breathtaking...

bigefish1 year ago
Teachable1 year ago
Cool! Is the disco dust supposed to be used for food?
Farther down, someone commented that it is actually plastic craft glitter, so it shouldn't be eaten even though it is 'non-toxic'. (I was wondering the same thing after seeing the picture of the jar above)
Farther down, someone commented that it is actually plastic craft glitter, so it shouldn't be eaten even though it is 'non-toxic'. (I was wondering the same thing after seeing the picture of the jar above)
I gotta ask...what are unicorn sneezes? I googled it and there isn't anything that I could find. My curiosity is peaked lol.
gubimann1 year ago
Finally! It´s time for your x-mas cookie party! And here comes the original UNICORN-POOP-COOKIE-PARTY PLAYLIST on Spotify... ENJOY!!!
Watch the yoyomax12video on how to make unicorn poop cookies she uses the same recipe with edible sprinkles
I didnt have enough time to make the poop part but i made the sugar cookies
i frickin love these
My friends and I can't wait to eat this shit!
as91 year ago
schl1 year ago
I made these for coworkers and they were a hit.
Kelly021 year ago
I love them!
xavia451 year ago
What temp do you bake it on and how long?
Chloe81 year ago
They are cute!
Kk131 year ago
These r so cute I love them
this is so cool I think im going to try this today and eat some unicorn poop haha
I made these for my younger cousin's birthday, she and her entire family got a huge kick out of it. (And the jokes about what a crappy gift I got her went on for days...) But as a retaliatory gift she made me some Dragon Poop. It is a chocolate cookie, with butterscotch chips, various sprinkles and homemade sugar gems (Her sister is a cake decorator)
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JensonBut2 years ago
Is a very good website, Yes, for I have a lot of help, thank you!!!!!!
I would recommend to my friends.
this has got to be one of the coolest things i have ever seen!
adunster2 years ago
The lady at the store I bought mine at suggested to put some in the lid, use a brush and sort of "flick" the brush over what I wanted to disco dust. (hold it in one hand and tap with the other)
haha222 years ago
hey guys just wondering do you melt the shortening??
jojomamama2 years ago
I made these last night and the were delicious BUT the flattened out. Any suggestions?
tfargle2 years ago
aturner202 years ago
I am making these at a annual Christmas Cookie party with friends. They are going to be a huge hit! Thank you for the easy to follow instructions to make it wayy easier to pull off!
ecsaul232 years ago
YEA!!! Go Unicorn Poop!!! hope you win!
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck! (This is still one of the funniest things I've ever seen to eat!)
ecsaul232 years ago
Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I used your instructable in my Halloween venture this year. I made Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time and built a conveyor belt that allowed the unicorn to poop your unicorn poop cookies of epicness. Check it out if you get a chance
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