UNICORN POOP COOKIES – WORTH IT/NOT WORTH IT
-Sugar cookie mix, butter, milk, colors, sprinkles-
I feel like saying Unicorn Poop Cookies are NOT worth it is tantamount to killing a fairy, so I’m going to say this: Unicorn Poop Cookies are very labor intensive and take a lot of time. If you are emotionally prepared for the time investment (I wasn’t), then they might be worth it. Honestly, I was so annoyed by these cookies by the time I finally nailed them that I could barely look at them. The unicorn magic was gone. At the very least, the cookies are a crowd pleaser and conversation starter.[peekaboo_content]
The first time I saw Nerdy Nummies’ Unicorn Poop Cookies on YouTube, I squealed with delight like a 4 year old for the entire 6:25 minute video. Then, I attempted to make them….And then I tried again…. And then I tried AGAIN.
Now listen, I am not trying to diss Rosana Pansinos in any way, shape, or form – I really like her! Her videos are fun, she is adorable, and clearly she is incredibly creative and talented. Rosana’s TECHNIQUE for making the Unicorn Poop Cookies is helpful, but the recipe is just bad (Sorry Rosana!). In my opinion, if a recipe is time/labor intensive and it tastes like crap at the end of all your hard work, you just want to throw the plate at the wall. Think about this: I left the Unicorn Poop Cookies out for two full days with two kids around and and they were not touched, except for a nibble in one corner. When two kids who love sugar don’t chow down a plate of freshly baked cookies, then something is seriously amiss.
But, as you know from my mozzarella post, I don’t accept defeat easily, so I set out to try and figure out another way. As I was going through my local grocery store racking my brain, I saw Cherrybrook Kitchen’s Sugar Cookie Mix and I thought, “Why the hell not?” I went home, added some milk and butter to the mix, used Rosana’s technique for coloring the dough and rolling out the cookies, and baked for 10 minutes. When I took them out of the oven they did not look as fancy as the Nerdy Nummies Unicorn Poop Cookies, but they tasted a HELL of a lot better. In fact, they were delicious. So, learn from my experience and, if you make these cookies, use a sugar cookie recipe or mix.[/peekaboo_content] [peekaboo]Content [/peekaboo] A few words of advice if you do this:
1) If you use the sugar cookie recipe mix, you only have to refrigerate your dyed dough once (not twice like in the Nerdy Nummies recipe).
- I recommend rolling out the dyed dough into the small balls, refrigerating those for about 20-30 mins, and then following the Nerdy Nummies’ technique for putting/swirling the cookies together.
2) Roll out smaller cookies, because these bitches E-X-P-A-N-D. No one wants a sugar cookie the size of their head (too much of a good thing).
3) I am not sure what alternate universe the food dye companies live in, but I found that NONE of their color combinations worked to make colors like orange. I figured out my own colors by adding drops together and testing the result with a white paper towel.
4) Also, making purple is completely impossible, so save time and stress and just SKIP THE PURPLE.
VERDICT: I GUESS IT’S WORTH IT, but be prepared for time investment.