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.
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.
Sparkly Rainbow Unicorn Poop
- 1 recipe sugar cookie dough (I used this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction)
- 4-6 different colours of food colouring
- edible glitter dust
- a soft paintbrush
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.
Once 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!