For all the single people out there who dread Valentine’s Day, I have a cookie created just for you. While everyone else is passing out chocolates, flowers and heart-shaped cards you can hand out something that expresses your true feelings for this mushy day, Cupid Poop cookies.
I came up with this idea after I saw Unicorn Poop cookies popping up around the internet. I have to admit that at first I was grossed out by the thought of a poop cookie but, just like a car accident, I couldn’t turn away and I ended up checking out the original blog post on the cookies. As disgusting as they were, I was really impressed with the creativity and started to think about other types of “poop” that could be made from this idea. With Valentine’s Day coming up, and knowing that I have some single friends who hate this holiday, I thought I should twist the idea into Cupid Poop. After I made them, a friend of mine called them Strawberry Shortcake Poop. So I guess you can get two kinds of poop out of this one cookie!
I love that the inside is just as colorful as the outside of the cookie.
I even found a funny poem on the internet so I put the cookies in gift bags and attached the poem on a tag.
The poem reads:
I couldn’t send you flowers,
and candy wouldn’t do.
And mushy cards just didn’t say
the things I want them to.
So I got you something special,
and here’s the inside scoop.
I found you something very rare –
It’s genuine Cupid poop!
The original Unicorn Poop cookies used a sugar cookie recipe for the dough. I decided to use a cream cheese cookie recipe instead. This is a recipe that I use to make candy cane shaped cookies at Christmas. It is very simple and uses a cake mix as its base. The rest of the cookie is similar to the Unicorn Poop, just altered a bit for Valentine’s Day. Click here for a printable version of the Cupid Poop Cookie recipe.
Here is how I made them.
Everything you need for these cookies is as follows; one box of white cake mix, 3 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of softened butter, one egg, pink and no-taste red food coloring (I prefer gel paste because of its intensity), white sparkle gel, heart sprinkles and white pearl sprinkles.
Step 1: Make the Dough
To make the dough, blend together the butter, cream cheese and egg. Add the cake mix (if you live in a high altitude, add a 1/4 cup of flour along with the cake mix) and blend together well.
Step 2: Color the Dough
Remove 1/3 of the dough and set it aside in a plastic sandwich baggie. Add some pink food color to the rest of the dough and knead it until blended through.
Divide the pink dough in half and place half in a sandwich baggie then add some red food color to the rest and knead it until blended through. The reason I start with the pink dough, in making the red dough, is that you will need less red food color if you start with a pink base instead of the colorless dough. Place red dough in a sandwich baggie.
Step 3: Form the Poop
Use a measuring spoon to portion out one teaspoon of each dough
Roll each dough into a rope about 4 inches in length.
Press the ropes together
Roll the dough once more to make the ropes attach together better and to extend the length to about 6 inches
Hold one end gently with the bottom of your fingers and use the fingers on your other hand to roll the other end and create a twisted rope. The colors will swirl around like a candy cane.
Now the fun begins, it is time to shape the poops. Think of how this might happen in nature and go from there. If you need help, and you have a dog, go out in the yard and check out some of their “creations.” Slightly pinch the dough on the end to make it thin out a bit.
Step 4: Add Sprinkles
Now to add some “texture” to the poop. Press the heart and pearl sprinkles randomly into the dough
Place on an ungreased baking sheet. I put six poops on a sheet at a time.
I’m not sure if it is necessary or not, but I then placed the cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, hoping that it might help the them retain their shape better while baking.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 7-9 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool on cooling rack.
Step 5: Add Gel
The final touch that makes these cookies look realistic is adding the gel to shine them up in a mucusy sort of way. Once the cookies have cooled completely, squeeze some sparkle gel over a cookie.
Use a pastry brush to spread it all over the cookie, making sure to get inside all the creases and dips.
Now you have your Cupid Poop!
Remember, poops don’t all look exactly alike so give each one its own style.
Here is even a heart shaped one.
If you want to mess with your kids, leave one on the floor on Valentine’s Day morning. You could even leave it in a clean diaper on the floor; I just didn’t have one to do that with.
Have fun and may your Valentine’s Day be filled with more love than poop.
Until next time, God Bless and Sweet Dreams.