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Unicorn Poopz

31/01/2012

My mum and nephew popped by my place last weekend. And I decided to make another batch of Unicorn Poopz (which was supposed to be done on Friday, but I was too knackered!) The kids wanted to help me make them… but I decided, nah… they’ll make too much of a mess in my tiny kitchen. And besides, small kitchen + two hyper boys = no thanks, thankyouverymuch!!

So I shooed them off to play in the kids’ room while I chatted with my mum in the kitchen as I puttered about making the Unicorn Poopz. It isn’t a difficult recipe to begin with, it’s a straight-forward soft sugar cookie recipe. But mummy dearest said I was crazy enough to go through the steps to turn them into Unicorn Poopz. Er, mum… some traits do run in the family line. LOL!! Joking mum, love you!!!

Rainbow Cookies

1 cup (250g) butter, softened

2 cups (500g) caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

½ tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

4 cups (500g) plain flour

Food colourings

Oven : 180C

Parchment lined baking sheets

In a small bowl, combine the vanilla, eggs and salt, giving it a little whisk. Set aside

In another bowl, whisk together the baking powder and flour. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together till fluffy.

Add in the egg mixture and continue beating till well mixed.

Add in the flour mixture and combine until just mixed. basic sugar cookie dough

Separate the cookie dough equally according to how many colours you have

(I used five colours, so five separate cookie dough balls)

tinted cookie dough

Tint the dough accordingly and stir in the colour until homogeneous

ready to be fridged

Bag the coloured dough individually into ziplock bags and stick them in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes

(I skipped this step this instance, and the cookies were not quite so smooth when rolling them)

After taking out the dough from the fridge, pinch a little bit of dough (I used a 1 tsp scoop) to form grape-sized balls

Do it for all the colours until you have piles of grape-sized cookie balls

cookie mini balls

Taking one ball from each pile, combine them to make a multi-coloured ‘beach ball’

beach ball

Roll the ball out into a snake, then coil it up like a snail

snake

snail

Place it on the prepared baking sheets

 ready to bake

Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on your oven)

 freshly baked

Let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring them to the cooling racks to cool completely. Don’t do it immediately, cos cookies just taken out from the oven are fragile!

After they have cooled, send the Unicorn Poopz out to the masses with tall glasses of cold milk. Delish!!

*Why do I call them Unicorn Poopz? Because calling them Rainbow Cookies are not macho for boys, and boys being boys… they’re thrilled to know that they’re eating poop. Eventhough they came from the mythical unicorn. Gotcha, boys!!!

**Mum loved my idea of tinting the cookies and making them into colourful spirals. She said she’s going to make them for the pre-schoolers in the school she’s working at. Lucky little kids, aye.

***This recipe makes about 50-big-ish cookies, so it’s okay to halve it if you are not feeding an army, okay-kayzzz ;P

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One Comment
  1. Sitz permalink

    Thks cuzz!!will definitely try it soon and my mini chef wud definitely luvv it!!!:-))

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