Let’s file this under “reasons I love working at Mozilla”. Because, well, that’s true and I can’t think of a better place for it!
Months ago (months!), I ran across an amazing, amazing thing for “Unicorn Poop Cookies”. I’ve had this tab open in my browser since then, and it was time to close it out. So I made some cookies. Oh, yes. And who better to share them with than my awesome coworkers?!
Here’s the recipe I used…
- 1 cup butter
- 0.75 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 0.25 teaspoon lemon extract
- 2.5 cups flour (bleached — I know — to show color better)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- Cream butter and sugar. Add liquids, mix well. Slowly combine in remaining dry ingredients.
- Let dough chill. Then divide into portions, add coloring (use gel food coloring for bright colors)
- Chill again. Form dough into ropes. Splice in various colors, twist. Spiral into cookie-sized portions. Chill yet again.
- Make an egg wash (for shininess and to adhere toppings) with 1 egg + splash of water. Brush on. Sprinkle with decorations. “Disco Dust” is great for that added special sparkle.
- Bake at 375°F for no more than 8 minutes. Watch carefully, you want the dough to _just_ set, not become brown and crispy. These will be soft, almost underbaked, cookies about the consistency of PlayDoh.
- Once cooled, feed everything to a unicorn and wait for nature to Do Its Magic™.
- Serve with assortment of marshmallows other omgfluffy things. Such as more unicorns.
TBH, I’ll probably do it differently next time. I think the cookies turned out fine, but I’d rather use almond flavoring instead of lemon. The lemon extract I used gave a nice subtle(?) “tang” upfront, but also gave a distinct lemon aftertaste that lingered a bit too long. I may also be slightly biased for anything almond-flavored. Hmm, maybe an almond paste center would be interesting.
Special thanks to Jonathan Wilde for letting me borrow his Unicorn for this process! :D