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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

Picture of 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.
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ejohnson92 years ago
I'm trying to make these tonight, but I'm using a gluten-free cookie recipe.
How did you make yours GF?? Mine did not work, tasted ok but spread
try using cold butter...the softer the butter, the more the cookies will spread
I was just thinking the same thing!! I usually use the Arrowhead Mills gf recipe (white rice flour based) Do you have a recipe that holds shapes well?
A bit worried about the sprinkles, though. Hooray for paranoia!
I think i am going to try to make these for me , my little sister , and my little brother. My little sister actually thinks it is unicorn poop but i didnt want to say that it wasnt and they she asked if we could make some so i said maybe and then i saw some rainbow cake so we tried that but it didnt come out just quite right but it was still good <3

Thank you
anomar1 year ago
Please be aware that Disco Dust is merely fine grain PLASTIC CRAFT GLITTER and it is NOT for consumption. It's non-toxic, but NOT edible. It should be used only on items that will be removed and NOT eaten.
I have to agree, I went to Michales and found that Wilton makes a glitter dust very similar that is nontoxic and edible, made from sugar I believe. I will not be using Disco dust in my cookies. No idea why bakers feel as if this is a safe thing to use.
Thank you for this fantastic idea.
I added mini m&ms to mine (the batter and at the end) and modified the dough to a more stable cookie that I knew of. Super cute!
:)
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how can you eat gel?
thefem2 years ago
Made these with my 4 year old son (he thought it was the coolest thing ever btw) for a friends BBQ and they were sooo yummy also followed the little notes in the margin of your cookbook and they were a huge hit with the adults and kids alike! thanks so much for making me the coolest mom ever xD

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ppiper thefem2 years ago
Did you use the recipe in the instructable or another one? I'm worried about the cookies running and losing their shape or being quite dry :(
D Lo2 years ago
Hate to ask a silly question, but is Unicorn Poop edible? The reason I ask, is b/c the disco dust I have found on line says it's non-toxic but not made for consumption. I hate to make these really awesome cookies and not be able to ingest them. Does anyone know the dirty on the disco dust or where I can find the stuff that IS edible?
realmjit D Lo2 years ago
I found edible glitter at michael's, made by Wilton. it was called "Shimmer dust"
D Lo realmjit2 years ago
Thanks! I did some research on the disco dust and I think the general consensus is that it's just for decoration. It probably won't kill anyone, but it's not recommended for human consumption either. I'm going to try it with the Wilton stuff you mentioned. Thank you for the suggestion! :)
ppiper D Lo2 years ago
I tried it with the Wilton's Shimmer dust (in silver) and it came out exactly like the picture! :) Don't overdo it with the dust though or your cookies will come out slightly gritty. :)
gramlin2 years ago
That is how space cakes should look like!
Spokehedz2 years ago
I'm thinking that a spritz bottle of water to keep the dough hydrated slightly through the rolling/shaping process would help with the cracking issues.
Mystique_nz2 years ago
Has anybody made these with Gluten Free baking mix? I attempted it, the colours were amazing but the unicorn was sick and the poop ran right of the baking tray and into the oven!
Not sure if was because of the flour or baking powder or both....help!
lil larry2 years ago
HAhaha! I laughed myself crazy when I showed my friends. Good job.
elginX2 years ago
Very cute idea. I want to make these for my kids but we do not eat food coloring or cellulose. There are companies that sell "natural" food dyes online. I don't know about a Disco dust substitute, I'll have to look around.
For those who were posting about cellulose, yes, vegetables have cellulose and it is a necessary fiber etc; but most added cellulose is actually wood pulp. A majority of processed food products use wood pulp because it is cheaper than actual food ingredients.
I'm baking them with my students tomorrow. Even in middle school, they are all VERY excited about them. I'll let you know how they came out!
kristylynn84 (author)  princesslahoma2 years ago
omg better take pictures!! :D
nayohme2 years ago
I havn't tried it yet, but this recipe claims to hold its shape and not spread:

6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring
1 tsp. salt

If you try it before me, let me know how well it held the shape of your poops :)

it also says to bake at 350° for 8-10 mins.
anickh nayohme2 years ago
Nayohme youre right, this recipe is great for keeping its shape. the recipe that instructables gives makes flat no good runny cookies

so everyone use this recipe (this is a half version of the one above. also doesnt need baking powder, baking powder makes it spread a little. we want no spreading)


3 cup flour
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/2 t salt

350 6-8 min
anickh anickh2 years ago
i make this recipe a lot anickh.blogspot.com
looks yummy
shellerae2 years ago
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Woo Hoo ok so it mostly worked.

They spread more than I wanted but overall a win!
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Unicorn Poop Raw
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I LOVE THE NEON COLOURS! :D they look so cute
kristylynn84 (author)  shellerae2 years ago
wow, that's so crazy that they spread so much!? can't believe it! but they look like a color explosion :D :D adorable!!
spinalqueen2 years ago
I just made these and my daughter took them to school. They were a big hit, the kids loved them thanks so much for the instructable.
I made these, but i had to work out what american "cups" measurment meant in england...anyway.... Since i live in england ive never heard of this "glitter gel" or the disco dust stuff, and nor neon food colouring... Anyway, its tastes disgusting is all i can say! it looks good though ;)
An American cup (liquid) is 8 oz by volume, about 240-250 ml. Dry cups are a bit different because it is one for each size (1/4 cup, 1 cup, etc) so one can level off the top. And the weight varies considerably because a cup of feathers is not the same weight as a cup of lentils, for instance.
But if you want to play at the recipes, that's a place to start. Fill flour to about 250ml on a measuring cup, then weigh it. You can modify as you play with the recipe.
A tsp (teaspoon) is 5ml. A Tbls (tablespoon) is 15ml.
An American pint is 16 ounces (versus 20 in the UK).
Baking soda (if you come across it) is sodium bicarbonate.
Lol. I'm gonna show this to my friends and theyre gonna be all like, "what are you eating?" and Im gonna be all like, unicorn poop! LOL!
pearadox2 years ago
i made these for a school birthday treat since in my classroom I DO THE COOKIES (teeheehee) they were for a senior i'm mentoring this year,she's now 18 and these couldn't have been more perfect .seriously time consuming,not too expensive with coupons,but incredibly,remarkably,unbelievably perfect! i used the sour cream recipe in the comments and it worked awesome, really stretchy!!!! didn't dry out at all! i also couldn't find rainbow disco dust so i got white and skied the dragees.but my reputation as the coolest teacher (ok well strangest teacher) will remain unchallenged i think for a long time now!thanks a million!!!
allikf2 years ago
These were too fun. I just used the color and candies that I had in the house (and mine totally spread) but I added a bunch of meyer lemon zest and they taste really good. Taking them to a bake sale at a gay pride event. I hope they are a hit.
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They will be a HUGE HIT! That is an amazing idea. Or actually, the event probably already happened. Hope it went well!(:
food dyes, plastic grounds, artificial flavors - this sounds delicious ?

What is wrong with you people that you would make this for yourselves let alone for your children.

Please buy natural food dyes and flavors - there are no natural foods that resemble "disco dust" so just skip that step or just sprinkle colored sugar.

People won't sell these products if we dont buy them. Wise Up !

Those cookies look cool as zhit though ! Very artistic but inedible for sure !

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