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30th Jan 2017

Unicorn Poop Cookies Are Only The Most Amazing Thing In The Whole World

Trine Jensen-Burke

Guys, it’s wet, it’s cold and it’s Monday, so I am pretty sure we all need a little cheering up right about now.

Enter Unicorn Poop Cookies – the sweet treat that is bound to make you happy just looking at them (Disclaimer: They also taste great, which is obviously a bonus!)

I am now planning on making these for every birthday party ever, by the way.


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup all vegetable shortening (unflavored), at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  •  2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Neon/electric food coloring
  • Sprinkles (edible glitter is PERFECT)


  • Sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt into a large bowl
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, on medium speed, whip together butter, shortening and sugar until very pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed
  • Add in egg and mix until combine, then add egg white, vanilla or almond extract and mix until combine
  • With mixer running, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined
  • Divide your dough evenly into 4-5 bowls
  • Take one ball of dough and put it back into your mixing bowl and add in desired food coloring – repeat with the remaining cookie dough and then refrigerate for 1 1/2 – 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 190 C during the last 10 minutes of refrigeration
  • When your dough is done chilling, you’re ready to roll – take a grape-sized ball of each color of dough and press them together into a ball and roll it between your palms really fast (it’ll look like a small beach ball)
  • Then take that beach ball and roll it out into a cylinder – at this point, I cut it in half to make two cookies but you could make larger cookies as well
  • Coil the cylinder into a round cookie shape and then roll the edge of a cookie in a bowl of nonpareils
  • Bake on a parchment paper lined sheet pan for 10-12 minutes


(Recipe via one of our favourite foodie blogs,