If the above picture hasn’t completely grossed you out yet, then you must have a sick sense of humor like me so continue reading.
Everyone knows that Easter is less than a week away but did you also remember that there is another holiday the day after Easter this year? April Fool’s Day. Okay, so maybe April Fool’s Day isn’t actually considered a holiday but for all the pranksters out there it is definitely a day to celebrate.
And that is what leads me to today’s tutorial on Cat Poop Cookies. You may remember that back on Valentine’s Day I made Cupid Poop Cookies. Well, soon after posting them, a friend of mine asked if I could come up with a chocolate version of the cookies. I’m not one to back down from a challenge so I made just a couple of changes in the recipe and ….voila…. I now had more realistic looking poop cookies. Then, just to keep up with the gross factor, I picked up a cheap kitty litter box and scoop at the grocery store, filled it with crushed graham crackers and created a great way to display my poop cookies.
Don’t these look appetizing?
You can put the litter box on the floor then when someone stops by on April Fool’s Day all you have to do is bend down, pick up a cookie from it and offer it to them. If they refuse, just take a bite out of it yourself and explain how good it is.
A couple of other ideas for presenting your cookies are, to leave one laying on the mat at the front door
Or strategically place it under one of your kid’s stuffed animals so that they wake up to something like this on April Fool’s morning.
There are truly endless ways to have fun with these cookies. Before I take it too far and start to get too gross, let’s get started on the tutorial.
As I said before, the original recipe came from my Cupid Poop Cookies. All I did to alter the recipe was change the white cake mix to a chocolate cake mix and eliminate the sprinkles. I still used the white sparkle gel because I love the fresh mucusy look it gives the cookies. I also rolled some of the cookies in chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips but I found I didn’t like the look of those quite as much as just the plain poop. It added some nice flavor but I felt the chunks sort of took away from the realistic look of them.
You’ll need a chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup of butter
3 oz. of cream cheese
White sprakle gel
Peanuts and mini chocolate chips (optional)
As per the recipe, combine the ingredients and roll the dough into logs. If you would like to add the nuts and chocolate chips, be sure to chop the peanuts first, then lay them on the counter and roll the log over them.
Shape them into poops and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Keep in mind that poop comes in all sorts of different shapes. Make some of them rounded into a pile and leave some just curved or even straight.
Refrigerate them for about 15 minutes then bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 7-9 minutes.
Allow them to cool completely then squeeze some sparkle gel on each cookie and brush it on with a pastry brush, being sure to fill in all the cracks and crevices.
Here is the difference the gel makes in the look of the cookies. If you prefer the non-mucusy look then you can just skip it all together.
You’re all done and ready to freak out your friends and family.
I think you’ll agree that poop never tasted so good.
Until next time, God bless and Sweet Dreams.