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.
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, but use what you prefer.
Yield 10 unicorn cookies
These unicorn cookies are a perfect addition to any sparkly party!
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.