Unicorn Poop Cookies

I know.  Don’t judge me.  You’re thinking “that’s totally gross!”  But admit it… you’re next thought is “but totally cool!”  Right?  Come on, admit it.  These cookies are totally gross and totally cool at the same time.  That’s why we had to make them.  A friend on Facebook posted this link on my wall with the comment “if you haven’t made these yet, you need too.”  Oh, how people know me so well.  Of course I had to make them.  They’re Unicorn Poop Cookies for heaven’s sake!

Unicorn Poop Cookies
Source: Instructables

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/4 cup shortening
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2 1/2 cups flour
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 1 tsp. salt
* Food coloring
* disco dust
* sparkle gel
* star sprinkles
* rainbow Dragees (I used sugar pearls)

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Slowly add flour, baking powder and salt. 

Divide into smaller bowls and add food coloring.  We used neon colors in blue, green and purple and then red and yellow.  That’s unicorn-y right?  Chill for at least an hour.

Now comes the hard part.  Who knew making poop would be so time consuming.  =o)

Make snakes with each color.  You don’t want them too thick because you have to use all 5 colors (or however many you chose) to make one large snake.  Be careful!  They break easily.

Make one large snake out of each smaller snake.  This is hard if you use too much flour.  They won’t stick together.  So be patient.

Now make your poops.  

Bake in a 400 degree oven for approx. 8 minutes. 

When you take them out of the oven, immediately press in the sugar pearls.  You want to break through the surface and push them in about halfway (or else they will fall out.)

Let the cookies cool.

Now it’s time to add the sparkle gel.  Use a new paintbrush and brush a thin layer of the gel over the entire cookie.  Make sure to get inside the cracks.  This won’t harden when it dries and will remain somewhat tacky.  Just don’t stack your cookies and your good.

Add the stars on top of the gel.  I bought stars that were too big =o(  (Note to self for next time.)

Now it’s time to add the disco dust.  This is tough and it’s expensive.  I pinched a tiny bit out and sprinkled it on top of the cookies.  I wish it came in a shaker bottle but it doesn’t.  

And now enjoy!

Come on… admit it… you want to make them =o)

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  1. Those are adorable!

  2. LOL!! Those are so cute. My daughter is crazy about unicorns and loves potty humor…these would be perfect for her. 🙂

  3. Those are amazing!!! What a great idea 🙂

  4. I have never seen unicorn poop but I’m sure it looks just like this! What a fun post, Erin.

  5. My daughter would love those. Anything with bright colors, sparkles, or sprinkles is right up her alley!

  6. Those are too funny! I’ll have to try and make them I know my niece and nephews would have a blast with them!

  7. I’m not even kidding when I tell you I’m not sure I can go the weekend without making these! It’s SOOOOOO right up my alley!!!!!

  8. I’m new to your blog from your post at Or so she says.. This unicorn poop is so creative! I’ve got to get some of that sparkle gel now. There are so many delicious looking recipes here to try. This blog could be dangerous for my weight-loss goals.

  9. These look awesome! Will def. have to try sometime!

  10. These are so adorable, my daughter would flip for these but in all honesty I am a bad mommy because that is just too much work for me no matter how much she would love them- lol

    • I made them with my niece. She loved to cook and bake, so all I had to do was measure the ingredients and handle the oven parts an she was fine on her own. It takes a lot of time, but not a lot of effort

  11. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post 🙂 new follower!


  12. This is hilarious. What a fun idea!

  13. Oh my gosh! I bake cookies at the Ronald McDoanld House every week, and I love baking up diffeent kinds of cookies, especially cookies with a bit of fun to them. This is SO going to happen. I can’t wait to give these a try and see how the kids like them. How fun will that be?

  14. Oh my gosh! I bake cookies at the Ronald McDoanld House every week, and I love baking up diffeent kinds of cookies, especially cookies with a bit of fun to them. This is SO going to happen. I can’t wait to give these a try and see how the kids like them. How fun will that be?

  15. You had me at the title!

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I’m your newest follower and look forward to reading more great recipes an posts!

  16. The only thing better than a unicorn? That their poop is so pretty. 🙂 love this recipe!

  17. wonderfully colourful

  18. These are really cool!

  19. My daughter and I have had our eye on these for a while now…it’s good to see how they actually worked out with kids.

    Now I can’t wait to try them! They are so cute and enchanting. But I didn’t tell her they were poop, just Unicorn cookies 🙂

  20. This made me laugh a lot. they look yummy

  21. I love these cookies!!! They are so fun and cute! My husband wouldn’t eat them if I told him what they’re called, so we’ll just go rainbow cookies 🙂 Ha ha 🙂 Thanks for a great post, Erin!

  22. So so fun! My son would have ablast making them, and serving people the unicorn poop! Would love for you to share at http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/p/link-party.html
    Have a great night!

  23. I’ve seen these too and thought I’ve got to make them! Yours turned out great!

  24. This is just so funny! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party open right now! We’d love it if you stopped by and linked up at bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

  25. I have seen versions of this using a meringue, but I am so glad this isn’t one of them! How fun are these?

  26. Yup, now I want to make them! 🙂

  27. This is awesome and so colorful 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.

  28. These cookies are genius!!! Colourful and full of zest 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  29. Anonymous says:

    Would have loved this as a child!

  30. These just make me giggle. Too cute!

  31. Yes I have to admit I so want to make these! You are brilliant!!

  32. What a perfect(and funny) name for these colorful, sparkly cookies! Love it!

  33. Thanks for sharing these cute cookies at Your Cozy Home Party. I’m sure it was fun for the kids making them.– Shannon

  34. That is amazing! I love this so much. I’m trying to cut sugar out of my diet but these look sooooo worth breaking that lol. Are they soft and chewy or do they turn out like crunchy cookies?

  35. Hate to be a party “pooper” but I feel I simply could not eat one with it named as it is…gonna call them unicorn magic morsels…or something…..sorry, I know it is the result of growing up with a gross older brother…CAN’T DO IT!
    really cute though, my kids are gonna love them!

  36. OK, these are too cute and I had to click over when I read the name. Thanks for the laugh and for linking with Sugar & Spice. 🙂


  37. Adorable! Yes, the title is so funny! They look delicious!
    One Chatty Chic

  38. I love this 🙂 I have a friend who loves unicorns and has a great sense of humor. I think I am going to make them for her! On a side note, I think your kids are the luckiest kids in the world. I have been checking your blog out since I started mine and I love the fun things you do for your kids 🙂 What a fun mom!!!

  39. Hi Erin,
    Your little ones are just adorable. I know that is supposed to be poop but those cookies are so pretty, I just love them. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  40. Just love this. I’ve featured these today at Sew Can Do – thanks for linking up to the Craftastic Monday Link Party. Be sure to grab a new Featured On button from my sidebar! Have a great week:)

  41. Baha! Unicorn poop-I love it! I’m definitely trying this with my kids! Thanks for sharing!

  42. What a ‘craft’… all kids would thoroughly enjoy making these! Sure would love to know how long it took to make them. Sounds like a great science lesson 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Hope to see you again next week!

  43. thanks for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen! my boys would like this wayyyy to much lol – hilarious!

  44. This is the cutest poop I’ve ever seen! What a fun idea, love the little stars on top too 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Happy lil ❤’s are baking x

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  46. Okay, this one takes the cake! I’m a follower! I HAVE to make these! My girls will laugh their little butts off! 🙂

  47. Oh my grandsons would have so much fun making these. These are on my list to make this fall.

  48. https://www.etsy.com/listing/87490022/rainbow-sparkle-unicorn-poop-soap?ref=af_shop_favitem

    check check it. there is bubblegum scented unicorn poop soap too! Its not just unicorn either

  49. Rob Brezsny suggests Pisces make these this week. Admittedly, if I had an oven I think I’d opt for the M&M pudding cookies, but still I can see the appeal of the rainbows and sparkles. Who couldn’t?

  50. This is just plain awesome! Entrenched in the days of potty training when talk of pee and poo takes up way more time than it used to it is humor like this that gets me through!

  51. I could have sworn that I entered to win unicorn poop soap lol. Thank You. Jerri Davis

  52. My kids would get a kick out of this!

  53. so cute! and yummy!

    – Stephanie J

  54. I made these with my neice, and she had SO MUCH FUN. All I had to do was measure the ingredients and do the oven work. They are very time consuming but very easy to make. But if you can’t find disco dust, I would recommend that you add a little extra sugar or just sprinkle some on top. It’s not quite sweet enough otherwise. Plain sugar adds some sweetness and some sparkle

  55. Oh, that’s hilarious. And disgusting. And delicious, probably!

  56. These are hilarious–I love them. I’m going to have to make them!

  57. Where in the heck did you get that recipe or did you make it up? They do look good though!

  58. Hmmm interesting concept. I don’t know if I would take the time to make them. The kiddos would love these though.

  59. its cute and very colorful and kids would love to eat it so as long as it taste good im in haha love cookies

  60. These look so freaking cool.

  61. Those are so cute!! What a fun name for cookies – I bet the kids love them!!

  62. Thats a great idea. I love the colors

  63. What a great recipe, they look so cool, and I love that you included your little one. It makes those cookies even better:)

  64. Thank you for the recipe! I am going to try to make these, they are too adorable!

  65. The name can really throw you off but the kids would all love them. Colorful like a rainbow and they sound great

  66. WOW!!! They look too beautiful to eat! I’m going to try this with my kids

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    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

  67. Hahaha! So adorable! They look yummy too!

  68. OMG, these cookies are so very cute (and funny). I know of several people who would get a kick out of eating Unicorn Poop!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’m looking forward to making this with my daughter when she gets a little older.

  69. lol You’re right, kind of gross but so cute! I love it! I wrote this recipe down. They’re so pretty!

  70. Oh my goodness! I want to make these soooooo bad. Wish I had an oven 🙁 These are so cute and delicious looking mmmmmm Thanks for posting!

  71. OMG who would have thought?? Those Unicorn cookies are to die for. Absolutely adorable! I bet all little girls who love unicorns will love them. Thanks for sharing!!

  72. Looks like a lot of fun for the kid’s to do.

  73. You know, you could make these all green for Leprachaun Poop for St. Paddy’s Day!

  74. I’m going to make these for my daughters name giving ceremony. I’m crazy about unicorns and very childish too… a great combo I’d say!

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  76. My son would love making these! What a great idea.

  77. These are so adorable!!

  78. My daughter is way into ghosts. She would love making the milk jug ghosts for Halloween!

  79. this is hilarious, and now I know what I’m making with the kids I watch next week. 🙂

  80. I came to this post to earn points in a giveaway and now Im going to be a follower. Not only do I like the cookie recipe but I love the halloween jugs in the picture above. Thanks!

  81. Love the name of these and they look so cute! My niece and nephews would love to help make these!

  82. These look like so much fun to make and eat as well. I love all the colours.


  83. They certainly are colorful and fun to eat.

  84. It looks like the kids had a ball making these with you. A great childhood memory. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My nieces would love to make these with me.


  85. These are really cool ideas especially for the Halloween holiday. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays it is so much fun to decorate for it. We always go all out decorating for the holidays

  86. so cute! would be a great rainy day activity when the school ends for the year

  87. Thanks for the review! My sons would TOTALLY get a kick out of making these! And they would LOVE the name too!
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  88. How cute. It looks so pretty that someone might mistake for being food but i love it.

  89. these are to cute, my girls would enjoy making unicorn poop cookies, with all the pretty colors lol…Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  90. Omg this is so cute!! looks like fun….my kids would love it!

  91. these are pretty neat i am gonna have to make these with my son he loves to cook and help out in the kitchen they look like such fun and wonderful colors..thanks for sharing..

  92. They are really pretty and I’m sure my daughter would love b/c they are pretty and my son would love them b/c their is poop in the name!

  93. Creative! I could use this around halloween time

  94. Those are so cute lol. My kids would have a blast making those!

  95. they are sooo cute but too much work for me

  96. I was looking for something for our volunteer group to make for fun. Thank you for posting these. It will be a fun day for us.

  97. Crystal Young says:

    These are so funny! I pinned them awhile ago. I am thinking when we do a unit on real and make believe, I’ll have to make them. Thanks for sharing on your blog. And I love the new look too!

  98. My kids loved this recipe so much, it was like a craft project they could eat! We had so much fun with this recipe as I featured it in this months Secret Recipe Club reveal. http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/2013/08/unicorn-poop-cookies.html