Unicorns and Mozilla

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
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add liquids, mix well. Slowly combine in remaining dry ingredients.
  2. Let dough chill. Then divide into portions, add coloring (use gel food coloring for bright colors)
  3. Chill again. Form dough into ropes. Splice in various colors, twist. Spiral into cookie-sized portions. Chill yet again.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Once cooled, feed everything to a unicorn and wait for nature to Do Its Magic™.
  7. 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! 😀