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Friday, June 22, 2012

Unicorn Poop Cookies

Okay, anyone who knows the recent history of the New Orleans Pride Celebration will get the point behind these cookies. Everyone else, just enjoy. As Dr Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory asks, "What's life without whimsy?"

Start with a basic sugar cookie recipe:

2/3 cup shortening                                     

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp orange or lemon zest             
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg                                                    
4 tsp milk
2 cup flour                                               
1 1/2 tsp baking powder                             
1/4 tsp salt                                           

Cream shortening, sugar, zest, and vanilla. Add egg, beat until fluffy, stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients, blend into creamed mixture. Divide into several pieces, place in sandwich bags and massage in food coloring to create a basic rainbow.

As you can see from this picture, I had enough for five piles. 
 After chilling the dough for about an hour, get it out of the refrigerator and form into snakes on a flour dusted surface. The dough is very fragile, so be prepared to pinch your snakes back together.
Once you've created sets of each color for the cookies, roll each set into a snake and then loop into your preferred poop pile shape. If pieces break, just reshape and smooth out - you don't want there to be cracks.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to racks to cool. 

If you can get a hold of Glitter Gell, paint your poop. Otherwise, use  colored sugar, sprinkles, and disco dust to add that extra special touch. Resist the temptation to go overboard because you want them to look realistic!

Be sure to wipe your mouth and hands after you eat and tell all your friends that you've tasted proof that unicorns poop rainbows!

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