My girls love unicorns! And while a unicorn cake might be a little too advanced for my decorating skills, these unicorn cookies are easy to make and sure to please any little girl who loves unicorns.
What little girl doesn’t love unicorns? Last spring we even did unicorn themed photo shoot with my two younger girls.
The photos were so beautiful!
And you thought unicorns didn’t really exist….
Whether or not you are able to find a unicorn for your little girl’s next party, you can definitely make these unicorn cookies. Even though they look like they came from a bakery, they are fairly easy to make.
These unicorn cookies are made from a basic sugar cookie recipe with food coloring added to get the beautiful pastel colors. I like the Wilton food coloring, because the colors are more vibrant.
The color of the dough will fade as the cookies bake so don’t panic if the dough looks really dark when you are making it.
Unicorn cookie dough ingredients
- 3/4 cup softened salted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- Pink teal and purple food coloring
- Preheat your oven to 325° and line a baking sheet of parchment paper (note: I've started using parchment paper for all my baking. It makes clean up so much easier and nothing sticks to the pan!)
- Beat your butter and sugar together
- Then mix in your almond extract and egg then mix.
- Separate your dough into three small bowls and mix in a few drop of food coloring in each one to color each bowl a different color.
- Now mix in about 3/4 cup of flour to each bowl.
- Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together, adding a tablespoon of flour to each if too sticky.
- Lay down a piece of parchment paper, break apart your dough, roll each piece out into a log shape and lay each piece next to each other rotating colors.
- Flour a rolling pin and roll your dough out to a thick 1/8 inch.
- Use your poo emoji cookie cutter to cut out poo shapes, place on your lined baking pan and cook for 10-12 minutes.
- Let your cookies cool on a wire rack.
- Melt 2 cups of your white candy melts in a microwave safe dish for 3 to 4 minutes on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Scoop your white melted chocolate into a plastic baggie and cut a small tip off the end, then begin outlining your cookies like pictured with your melted chocolate.
- Top with pink sugar sprinkles and let the chocolate harden.
You probably have all the ingredients for these fun cookies in your house already.
Remember to divide your unicorn cookie dough into three equal parts before you mix in the food coloring.
Typically whenever I’m working with food coloring I use disposable bowls for ease of cleanup.
See how vibrant the colors are before the cookies are baked?
Kids will love these fun and super sweet and colorful unicorn cookies at their next party or class event.
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Did you say you wanted more pictures of unicorns??
Sorry! I couldn’t resist. The photos are just so beautiful I had to share another. My girls had such a fun time taking them at Hidden Palms Ranch in Sanford, Florida.