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Unicorn everything is all the rage right now and these Unicorn Poop Cookies are much more delicious than the name suggests!  Thick, chewy, sweet, chocolaty, and delightfully purple, these cookies will be a hit with both the young and old in your life!

I can’t possibly think of a better way to bring a smile to the face of a teenager.  My teenager, McKenna, is loving the unicorn trend.  We celebrated her 14th birthday a while ago, and everything was unicorn.  We had a unicorn ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, all of her sleepover guests were gifted a unicorn t-shirt and a unicorn mug.  Presents from her friends, along with those from John.e and me, were mostly unicorn themed.  There was pink, purple, and glitter everywhere!

If you’re the parent of  teenager like me, you’ll no doubt know that sometimes it’s hard to get them to smile.  McKenna is not much like that – she’s a great kid with a fantastic sense of humour.  She’s always making me laugh.  But, even though she’s always cheerful, I still like to surprise her from time to time with a little festive treat.

I’ve been packing these Unicorn Poop Cookies in her lunch bag for school, just so that she is aware of the fact that I’m putting in an effort to let her know that I think of her and love her.  Truth be told, she’s easy to love, because she’s just so awesome!  #notbiased #mykidisgreat

Unlike most cookie recipes you’ll find of this nature, I thought about making my version unique.  The whole notion of unicorns is that they are mystical, pretty, magical, and different.  In addition to the texture being chewy and “puffy,” I wanted the flavour of the cookie to not taste like your basic chocolate chip cookie.  Therefore, I decided to use mint extract in the batter rather than the usual vanilla extract.  

When you bite into one of these delights, you are instantly surprised by the burst of minty flavour – because that’s how unicorn poop would taste, right?  (Don’t answer that!)

When all is said and done, Unicorn Poop Cookies are whimsical and fun.  I had a blast making these cookies, because I love to bake with lots of colour and candies.  Who doesn’t?   By far, one of the most enjoyable recipes to get your little ones involved with.  I can’t think of a single kid who wouldn’t love to get their hands into this cookie batter; can you?

Now, don’t get me wrong, Dear Reader,  Unicorn Poop Cookies are not just for the kids in your life.  Trust me, John.e has eaten his fair share of these as well!

 

Unicorn Poop Cookies
Serves 24
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
17 min
233 calories
33 g
45 g
10 g
2 g
6 g
51 g
176 g
22 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
51g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 176mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1¼ cup sugar
  2. 1 cup salted butter, softened
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 2 teaspoons mint extract
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  7. 2½ cups all purpose flour
  8. ½ teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 cup candy sprinkles (unicorn inspired colours - pink, blue, purple, yellow, etc.)
  10. 1 cup mini candy coated chocolate chips (various colours)
  11. 1/4 teaspoon Wilton purple food colouring
  12. 1/4 cup course white sugar
  13. 1/4 cup course pink sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat liner and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg yolks one at a time and beat into the mixture.
  4. Next, beat in the mint extract, food colouring, and salt.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. On low speed, allow the wet ingredients to slowly incorporate the dry.
  6. Next, stir in the candy sprinkles and mini candy coated chocolate chips.
  7. In a small, shallow bowl, mix together the pink and white course sugar. Set aside.
  8. Use a small scoop to portion the cookie dough. Roll the tops of the cookie dough mounds into the sugar mixture.
  9. Place the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and bake for exactly 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Notes
  1. If you want a deeper purple colour, add a drop or two more of the food colouring. Purple was just a personal choice - you could always go for pink!
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calories
233
fat
10g
protein
2g
carbs
33g
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  1. You’ve certainly put a smile on my face too. When l saw what the cookies are called, l was like “wait, what? Did he say poop?”. Good one! I am sure they taste great, anything mint is just fantastic. I wouldn’t mind a few of those…

  2. Oh these look so much fun. I bet it would make a fun kids project with my Rhea’s next class meet up. I The kids will get so fascinated with the name it self. They look so cool

  3. HAHAHA…sitting here with my Sunday morning coffee…and this is the first page I comment on. My grandkids would go crazy over these for sure. I have been loving all the unicorn recipes…after all who doesn’t love unicorns? I sure do….magical, beautiful…and so much fun.

  4. I like your Unicorn poop cookies, first when I look at the title I was thinking what is it. After reading the post I convinced that I too need some of these cookies, these beautiful cookies with sprinkles. My daughter is Unicorn fan, she will love this cookies. Yes daughters are precious for getting a smile from them all effort is worth it

  5. Never have I ever wanted to eat the poop of another creature so badly! Yup, I just said that.
    These are all kinds of sparkly and fabulous, much like I imagine you when dressed up for a Friday night.

    Love this idea 😉

    1. Hahaha – my Friday nights usually consist of pajama pants and Netflix. But, I’m glad you imagine me having a fabulous night life!

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