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Poop Emoji #Vegan 💩

Truthfully, I’ve been having way too much fun in the kitchen these days. I’ve just been really needing to unleash a little creativity and have fun. I’ve been feeling the need to lighten things up, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing.

Earlier, I made these Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop cookies for a little girl’s birthday. You could easily make them vegan by using the same method, but subbing in a vegan sugar cookie recipe, like this great one from The Minimalist Baker.

Poop emoji vegan

I’ve tried a bunch of different ways to make edible poop emoji (or you may know them as 💩) using aquafaba, but I’ve yet to get them exactly right.

So I decided to ditch the idea of making them from meringue and instead modify a sugar cookie recipe with chocolate to make them brown.

Okay, but you might be asking, “Bex, why on earth would you want to eat poop?”

Well, it’s all just for fun, right? It’s whimsical, people, where’s your sense of whimsy???

Plus, c’mon, how fun would these be to make with your kids? They are a lot like playdough, actually, there’s a lot of fun to be had here, rolling, forming and shaping.

vegan poop emoji cookies

Poop Emoji #Vegan 💩

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons aquafaba
  • 2 tablespoons vegan milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • edible candy eyes (double check the ingredients to ensure they are vegan)
  • White icing (again, check ingredients–or use homemade)
Method
  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, place the butter and sugars. Cream well on medium speed until they are smooth. Add the vanilla, aquafaba and vegan milk, and cream together until smooth.
  2. Remove the bowl and sift the cocoa powder over it. Fold in the cocoa powder. Add the baking soda and mix, and then, with the mixer running at the lowest speed, carefully add the flour in batches until it’s all combined. Remove the bowl and scrape the sides down with a spatula, then fold everything together one more time to ensure that it’s all evenly mixed.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge to set for about an hour.
  4. Remove the bowl from the fridge, and pull off about 1/4 cup blob of the dough. Form it into a log, and roll it out so that it’s about 3/4″ thick, and about 6′-7″ long.
  5. On your cookie sheet, form the log into a circle, about 2-3″ in diameter, the pile the rest of the “rope” in a circle on top of it, going around and around like a snake. You want to build a fairly thin, tall “poop,” it should have about 4 layers. At this point, if your dough has gotten warm, you may want to place the formed cookies in the fridge for a while.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once the cookies are cool, “glue” the eyes on using dabs of icing, and then draw on the smiley mouth.

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Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop

It’s been a while since I had this much fun in the kitchen.

This last week has been a stressful one–you may have noticed that there were no new posts this past week, and that’s because I was shifting hosting providers for my three sites. This is always incredibly stressful and nerve-wracking, and in this case, also resulted in downtime on all my sites. Yech. Never a good feeling that people out there might be looking for you, and you are nowhere to be found.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop

I was also sick, and Michael was sick, it was just good times all around here at the Casa Coleman.

But on the weekend, I spent a bunch of time in the kitchen, which is always the very best kind of therapy.

I’ve been working on a vegan poop emoji meringue for a while now, and I’ve made some okay ones, but I’m not 100% happy with them so far, so I will continue to work on that, and hopefully have that for you later in the week. But in the mean time, I present to you: sparkly rainbow unicorn poop.

A little girl in my life was having a birthday this past weekend, and I decided to make something girly and outrageous, something a 9-year-old would swoon over. And sparkly unicorn poop seemed like just the right thing. It took me a few tries, but I figured it out eventually.

Here’s how to do it.

unicorn rainbow poop

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop

Ingredients

Method

Start by making the sugar cookie dough. You will need to bump up the stiffness of the dough slightly, I would add an additional 2 tbsp to 1/4 cup of flour.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop 1Once you’ve made the dough, get 4-6 containers, depending up on how many colours of food colouring you have. I would stick with pastels–pink, purple, yellow, green and blue are all good options. Place a little of the food colouring in the bottom of each of the containers. Now roll out your cookie dough into a kind of thick log on your work surface. Cut it in half, and then cut each half into thirds. Place each sixth in one of your containers. Now, mix the food colouring into each of the dough portions.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop 2

Once each dough portion is coloured, pull them out and roll them out into a log about 1-2″ thick on your work surface. Repeat for them all until you have 6 different-cloured logs of approximately similar sizes.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop 3

Lay the 6 logs beside each other, and carefully begin to roll them together. You will get one large multicoloured log. Place this in the fridge for about an hour to set.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop 4

Remove from the fridge, and cut a section of the log off, about 4″ worth. Begin to roll it out until it forms a rope about 1/2″ in diameter. Cut this rope into 6″ lengths, and then slightly roll each 6″ portion a little more.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop 6

You can now begin to form the “poops.” Start by making a circle on the outside, then fill it in and build up on it, kind of like a snake. Give the top bit a bit of a pinch and twist to give it that ice cream cone tip. Place your “poops” on a baking sheet, making sure to leave at least 3″ of space in between. Once you have made all your poops, put them back in the fridge while you preheat the oven.

Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop 7

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-11 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan slightly, then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.

Once the cookies are cool, sprinkle some edible glitter dust in a small dish. Use a soft brush to brush the tops of each of the cookies with the glitter dust.

Serve and enjoy!

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