If you love anything Unicorn then be sure to try my Unicorn cookie cups with colorful buttercream frosting. This amazingly gooey cookie cup will literally melt in your mouth and will win the hearts of little girls everywhere!
As an added bonus I put vanilla unicorn flavored chips and paired it with delicious pink and blue buttercream frosting. Kid tested and mother approved!!!
Another cookie of mine you should try is the ultimate chocolate chip cookies You will not be disappointed and is definitely for all the chocolate lovers out there!
Having a three year old daughter has made me very in tune with Unicorns knowledge. Did you know that Unicorns are earthbound and do not have wings? Or that there eyes are either skye blue or purple? Or that they absorb energy through there horns?
Honestly, what I do know is that there is a Unicorn craze out there and I am super jealous that Cat and Jack doesn’t make a unicorn shoe in my size!
So it was only appropriate with with excitement that I made these cookie cups for my kids! Norah was the most excited and even helped me decorate them!
How to make the Chocolate chip cookie cup
With the millions of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, I used the traditional tollhouse one. I like the thickeness of the cookie dough and think that it creates the best dome in the cookie cup after it is baked. I used the tollhouse chocolate chips with the addition of pastel chips to give it the Unicorn touch!
So once the cookie cups are baked and pulled out of the oven I used a wooden pastry shaper. It creates the best shape versus other shapers I have tried. Let them cook on a wire rack for about 45 minutes.
Unicorn buttercream frosting
This buttercream frosting is my own recipe, but I put a colorful spin on it with these cookie cups. Split the frosting into two separate bowls and put the pink and blue food coloring in each. I use the gel coloring so you don’t need very much to get the desired color. Pipe away on top.
Unicorn cookie cups
- Electric mixer with beaters
- Home Decor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 2 muffin pans with liners (optional)
- Pastry shaper
- Wilton 12 in piping bag
- ½ in star piping tip
- 2 1/4 Cup Flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar light brown sugar
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 6 oz Milk Chocolate chips
- 6 oz Pastel Colored chips
- 1 Cup Butter 2 sticks, room temp
- 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 2-3 TSBP MIlk Or heavy cream
- Pink and blue food coloring
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare cupcake pans with cooking spray or liners.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Add one egg at a time and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
- Add in dry ingredients slowly until and mix until well blended.
- Fold in unicorn chips.
- Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer to oven and bake until tops of cups are golden brown (8-10 minutes).
- Once pulled out of the oven immediately use a pastry shaper to create dome on cookie cup.
- Let cookie cups cool before frosting them.
- With a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter (fast speed) for 6 minutes so it is fluffy. Scraping down sides with a spatula if needed.
- Add confectioner's sugar slowly at a medium speed until well blended.
- With mixer off, add vanilla and salt and mix on low for 30 seconds.
- Add milk or heavy cream one TSBP at a time.
- Once cream has been added and mixture is mostly combine, turn off mixer again and scrape down sides of bowl.
- Turn mixer on high and whisk for another 5 minutes (you want it to be light and fluffy.
- Split frosting into two separate bowls and add food coloring. MIx with spoon. Put on cookie cups when they have completely cooled.
- These cookie cups can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days
- They can be stored in a freezer for 2 months.
Fun Fact of the day
Only 10-20% of us can wiggle our ears. C’mon I know all of you are trying it right now!
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