Unicorn Poop

I am such a girl in that I love rainbows, anything sparkly, and everything make-believe. When I saw this on pinterest, I almost exploded immediately with excitement.

Don’t be scared, it’s really just sugar cookies all dolled up. Tasty and cute, and I have a feeling little girls would LOVE this. I need to get me one of those.

I mostly followed the tutorial linked with the pin, but I put my own spin on it.

Store bought doughs do not work well for these cookies. The recipe must hold it’s shape well for them to turn out looking like poopies. This recipe is my go-to and would work really well for these cookies because it holds its shape.

I divided it up into 5 equalish sized balls. Instead of regualr rainbow colors, I girled it up even more: pink, yellow, green, blue, and purple.


I just added a bit of food coloring to the ball of dough, and carefully kneaded it until it was all mixed in. To avoid staining my hands, I put the dye in the middle and folded the dough over it. Then I kneaded it carefully keeping the dye in the center until it was mostly absorbed, then I was able to knead it like normal until it was all mixed in.

Using regular dropper-food coloring (like you buy at the grocery store) may not make as bright of colors and will be more likely to dye your hands. I recommend the Wilton food coloring gels that come in the little tubs at the craft store.


Just like with playdough, you want to make long skinny snakes. Then stack together the snakes until you have one of each color. My  snake was about 18″ long. Once I had all the colors, I broke it in half and rolled one half just enough to make all the snakes stick together. (If the dough is too sticky, you can use some flour when you roll it – it will not effect the outcome of the cookie.)


Then twist the snake like this…


Then coil it up on your cookie sheet to look like a poopy!


Bake at 350*F about 8 minutes or so, depending on how big the “turds” are. I did some with sugar pearls, which have to be stuck into the turds prior to baking.

After the cookies are baked and cooled, it’s time for them to get sparkly! I used Wilton Sparkle Gel. (I found it in the cake section of the craft store, near the food coloring and premade icing.) I did not know this stuff existed until now, but I’m a little scared because it might end up on everything I make from here on out!

It reminds me of that nasty decorating gel they use on cakes, that blood-red goop, anyone know what I’m talking about? Except this stuff is clear and sparkly! I squirted a line across the cookie, then used a paint brush (that has never been used for paint by the way) to get it covering the entire unicorn’s doodoo. At this point, they are gorgeous…


…but if you want to add a little bit of sprinkles, do it while the gel is still wet. I added some plain white nonpareils because they stood out really well.


Who knew unicorns were that magical?

The next picture shows the sparkly-ness the best. These cookies are not wet, they’re just that shiny and sparkly!


To sum it up like Kirsty Lynn said on the original post: “The amount of poops you will get from this recipe depends on how big your unicorn is.” LOL

… my unicorn made 44 poops about 2-3″ in diameter.



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36 responses to “Unicorn Poop

  1. hahahaha a strange but great idea at the same time!

  2. I really want to make these for my birthday. My class will love gross names like Unicorn POOP!!!

  3. Jen

    I just made my first batch of these, and the cookie recipe is so very yummy. However, it is very sticky. I can’t seem to roll it out very well. I kept the dough in the fridge for several hours. Any tips to make the rolling process better? Did you use flour to roll them?

    • Yes it is a very sticky recipe, I forgot to mention that. Good news is you can add as much flour during rolling/snake making as you need and it won’t effect the taste. (I will add a note to my recipe.) Sorry you had a hard time, but I’m glad you liked them! I’d love to see a picture, will you post one on my fb wall? http://www.facebook.com/cookiecarrie

      • Jen

        Oh good!! I was afraid adding the flower would dry them out. I will try that! Yes I will post a picture tomorrow! Thanks again!!

  4. Jen

    *flour! Darn autocorrect!!

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  6. Laura

    Hi Carrie! This is such an awesome idea! I just made them and my only problem was that the cookies didn’t keep the shape of “poop”. They flattened out, but are still pretty. Any suggestion on what sugar cookie recipe to use so that they keep their “turdy” shape?


    • Hmm I guess not all recipes are unicorn turd-worthy!

      My recipe is linked up to the post, hopefully you have more luck with it. I’d love to see a picture if you’ll post one to my Facebook page! facebook.com/cookiecarrie

  7. I made these last night. Found it easier to roll the dough in wax paper. Do not make these with regular food color. You will taste it. I plan on making a cocoa batch of these.

  8. sarah

    i love this idea! but i’m wondering… would this work the same to make ‘zebra poop’..? i’m planning a ‘black and white’ theme party and wanted to incorporate this idea. any ideas on how to make black colored coils for the poopies?

    • I love the way you think! It would definitely work the same way. If you want, you can start with chocolate sugar cookie dough for the black so you don’t need as much food coloring! I haven’t tried it yet, but I hear Lilaloa has the best chocolate sugar cookie recipe in all the land. You can find a link to her site in my ‘blogs I love’ section. If you try it let me know how they turn out and post a pic to my fb page!

  9. Molly

    These are so cute!!!! They seem like they would be great with a spritz cookie as well. I love spritz because they maintain there shape so well and I love the yummy almond taste!

  10. So super pretty I will be sure making some of these soon!

  11. Um, so cute. Never thought I’d call poop cute, but hey, if it’s magical, who the hell cares?? I want some poop, dammit!

  12. its better u used your own sugar cookie dough recipe. the one thats posted on instructables makes a flat cookie. yours (IamBaker) would work way better. or even the one from bakeat350 or the one from annieeats would all work

  13. Don’t use store bought dough (ex: Pillsbury sugar cookie dough) It tastes good but the cookies go totally flat when cooked.

  14. p.s. I tried making these using “all Natural” food coloring from India Tree food coloring products (I’m not a fan of all the chemicals in regular food coloring). Don’t waste your money on the India Tree stuff ($20 for red, green and yellow tubes) because the colors fade when cooked. The purple and green turn grayish brown. When I used the McCormick Neon the colors were fine but my cookies still flatten out. I don’t understand what I am doing wrong. Guess I am “dough challenged”. hehehe

  15. Becki

    What did I do wrong? The dough was way to dry and would roll into long strands. It kept crumbling! And kind of tasteless.. Too much flour?? What consistency is needed for proper rolling?

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  19. Linda

    mine did not cooperate. I live in New Mexico and maybe the altitude had something to do with it. I’m sooooo disappointed!!!

  20. Laura

    These look adorable on your website, however, when my kids and I tried rolling them, they crumbled. I tried everything and couldn’t get them to roll into a rope to save my life. We were disappointed. May have to try again with a different cookie recipe.

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