How to make it

  • Combine butter, shortening and cream cheese in a large bowl, beat together until smooth.
  • Add sugar and salt.
  • Beat until combined.
  • Beat in egg and almond extract until combined and gradually add the flour beating until combined.
  • Form dough into a ball with your hands and then into a log shape, divide the log shape into six portions (or how ever many colors you want).
  • Place each portion of dough into individual bowls and tint the dough different colors.
  • Chill tinted dough in the refrigerator 1 hour or freezer 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide each tinted chilled dough ball into 8 equal pieces.
  • Take one piece of each color dough ( leaving the rest in the fridge while you work) and roll out like a rope or snake on your counter-top.
  • If you use a piece of waxed paper on the counter, you shouldn't have to add any flour.
  • Roll the rope shape to about 6 inches long.
  • Continue rolling all the colors and stacking them into a pile.
  • Gently press the ropes together and roll the large multicolored "rope" on the counter to round and smooth it and if desired to lengthen it to 10 to 12".
  • Cut the multicolored "rope" into two pieces, using both hands, roll with your palms in different directions on both end of the rope pieces to twist it gently.
  • Coil the rope into a poop shape, using your imagination as to what you think unicorn poop should look like
  • Press in some silver candy balls (dragee) into the dough pieces to decorate if desired.
  • Place dough on greased cookie sheet (or one covered with parchment or silicone mat) and bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes until cookies are set and bottoms are light brown, they will not spread very much.
  • Cool on wire rack.
  • Coat with sparkle gel and/or disco dust to give them some sparkle and add some sprinkles to the still wet gel for more texture.
  • Let cookies dry completely before stacking.

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  • zayray5 6 years ago
    We used 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar and an additional 1/2 cups of flour. This recipe is much tastier than others we have tried but the trade off is that it is less 3D looking once cooked but what's the point of pretty 3D cookies if no one wants to eat them! This one is a keeper!
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  • angelababbitt 7 years ago
    HELP! How much SUGAR do you add? I'm in the middle of making this recipe & don't know how much sugar to put in! Anybody???!!!
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  • iloveunicorns 7 years ago
    i love making this cookies wit my best friend Shelli Addison
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  • jackiejgirl 7 years ago
    how much sugar?
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  • sosousme 7 years ago
    Love the name and they sure are pretty to look at!
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  • jett2whit 7 years ago
    LOL- the name cracked me up
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