Thursday, 30 June 2016

Baking with Little Ones: Unicorn Poo Cookies

Baking with Little Ones is officially going to become a monthly blog post, and I'm excited to share what we baked this month!

I'll start by saying this one is a little time consuming, so if you have older kiddos who are at that play dough sculpting stage of their lives, this is perfect for them. For toddlers it's a little harder, but I have hints below on how to accomplish it anyway.

 
I've been getting lots of wear out of these matching soda pop skirts from Pigtails and Pirates and had to wear them in all their colorful glory when we made these. 






Recipe:

3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough

Directions:

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Divide the dough into 6 and dye each dough ball a different color of the rainbow. Then divide each of those into 16 little balls and refrigerate. After half an hour or so (you just need them to firm up) take them out of the refrigerator. Take one of each color of dough and roll it out into a log (haha...log) and then twist all 6 little logs together and form them into a beautiful little unicorn poo. Once you've done all 10 cookies, sprinkle with anything pretty and bake at 375 F for 8 minutes.
 








 
Don't do what I did. I made 8 cookies and they were huge! Whilst I love super soft cookies (which is what they have to be if you make them as big as I did) I kept eating a whole cookie at a time and getting sick. Be smarter than me. Also, don't add m&ms like I did. I Selene spent half her time helping with the cookies and the other half eating the m&ms. It made for cute pictures though!
 
I used this adorable tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_W6IZjIi9g This girl has the best recipes, including Disney and Harry Potter yummies, so be sure to check her out!
 
Now for some tips on adapting this recipe for little ones - 
  • If baking with a toddler, completely prepare the dough and dough balls and refrigerate them. Then when they are chilled enough to work with, have your toddler shape them into logs and form the cookies. If they are fans of play dough then they probably already do things like this anyway. 
  • If baking with an older little one, have them make the recipe with you, then send them off to play while you dye the dough and chill it. Less mess and less clean up to do if you do it that way! Then have them shape it as above.
  • And as always, if you understandably do not have the time to fiddle with all of this, then just buy some pre-made dough and work with that. In this all organic, baby-food making world we live in, sometimes women forget time with your children is more important than anything else. They will live if they consume something not made with the tears of baby angels and

And if you don't have little ones? Make them anyway! Have a girls night and eat half the cookie dough first and then Disney Movies on the sofa and eat your beautiful rainbow poo cookies. Or make them with your partner. Or have your partner make them for you because you're having a bad day and you need rainbow cookies. Doesn't just looking at them make you happy?

Thank you so much for reading. I know these baking posts are different from the usual reviews and matching outfits, so I would love feedback as to whether these are helpful or interesting at all!

xo Miss Betty Doll
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  1. What a smile inducingly cool recipe. Thank you for sharing this creative dessert with us, dear gal. I adore it when fellow vintage bloggers post recipes and will eagerly be looking forward to each new edition in this series.

    Big hugs & joyful start of July wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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