Since my daughter is obsessed with emojis and especially the poop emoji, for her birthday this year I made these poop emoji cookies as a treat to share for her class. Needless to say, they were a huge hit! They are based on a German cookie recipe and are different than American cookies - pretty dry and not very sweet as in Germany cookies are always eaten with tea or coffee. I'll be making them again as Halloween cookies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 27 mins
Servings:
45
Yield:
45 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine flour, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Work in butter with your fingers until mixture resembles small crumbs. Add milk and egg and knead into a soft dough. Place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough into long, thin 8-inch ropes, pinching one end into a pointy tip. Arrange in the shape of a little poop-mound with the pointy tip on top and place onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between individual cookies.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly darkened on the bottom and dried, 10 to 12 minutes. Carefully remove from baking sheet and transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.

  • Mix 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar with lemon juice to form a thin icing. Glue 2 candy eyeballs on each poop cookie and let dry.

Cook's Note:

Instead of vanilla sugar you can also use regular sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11.3g 4% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 9.9mg 3% DV; sodium 49.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2017
Sorry to read that many of you don't like the flavor of the cookies - it's a fact - they are not very sweet and have a dry consistency (they are from a German cookie recipe - our cookies are often dry and brittle as they are usually eaten with coffee and tea just like an Italian biscotti). The dough in this case needs to be dry in order to hold the shape. They are intended as a "joke" cookie - you make a batch to bring to a Halloween party or your kid's class and everybody eats one cookie. Your kids will have a blast making them. My kids loved making them and eating them (but they are used to not very sweet cookies) but the main "goal" for them was to look like little "turds" and to be a fun edible project....not the type of cookie you bake when you're dying for cookies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/13/2018
I did not care for this recipe. I made these with my 4- year olds because they think poop is hilarious right now. They are too dry without much flavor. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2017
I made a few changes to your recipe and was much happier with the results. First I increased the powder sugar amount to 1 & 3/4 cups. Then I reduced the baking powder to 2 tsp. and reduced the Cocoa powder to 1/3rd cup. I also increased the milk to 1/3 cup. Everything else I left as is. Thanks for positing your recipe, it was a wonderful idea and I am glad I ran with it. My grands and great grandchildren love them. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2017
Sorry to read that many of you don't like the flavor of the cookies - it's a fact - they are not very sweet and have a dry consistency (they are from a German cookie recipe - our cookies are often dry and brittle as they are usually eaten with coffee and tea just like an Italian biscotti). The dough in this case needs to be dry in order to hold the shape. They are intended as a "joke" cookie - you make a batch to bring to a Halloween party or your kid's class and everybody eats one cookie. Your kids will have a blast making them. My kids loved making them and eating them (but they are used to not very sweet cookies) but the main "goal" for them was to look like little "turds" and to be a fun edible project....not the type of cookie you bake when you're dying for cookies. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2017
I made the recipe as is and did notice it was a bit dry. I added about another 1/4 c of milk and that helped a lot. I like that it's not too sweet. U can always add more sugar to it. After my adjustment I liked it and so did my kids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
My daughter loves bringing these to school!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2018
Why are y all so upset bout these not being sweet? Their POOP!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2017
My daughter is obsessed with poop emojis at the moment so we made these. They are quite realistic! I did find that I had to add more milk to the dough because it was too dry to even knead it. It was also hard to roll after so I'd probably add even more milk next time. They are not overly sweet but I didn't mind that Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2017
My kids absolutely loved making these! Huge success! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2017
Made it according to the recipe super dry and flavorless. Not sure if I'm gonna put eyes on them because the kids have tasted them and won't even eat them. Will probably save the eyes for cupcakes or something. Not impressed. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2017
These cookies are awful! Very dry and not sweet at all. Cute idea but the recipe needs work. I threw half of my dough away Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/13/2018
I did not care for this recipe. I made these with my 4- year olds because they think poop is hilarious right now. They are too dry without much flavor. Read More
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