Calling all lovers of those magical majestic horses! These unicorn cookies are just so pretty! Easy to make and just what I needed after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and my at home bakery business!
Three colors of a sugar cookie dough rolled out, coiled around, and dipped in pink nonparelis! These were just the ticket I needed to end 2020 and my daughter LOVED making them! Did I mention, they taste as good as they look? They are right up there with my unicorn cookie cups!
Closing on the year 2020!
As I was making the unicorn cookies I was thinking about how this would be my last blog recipe to close out 2020! Thank God! A year we will always remember, survived, and pray that 2021 brings better things!
This recipe was inspired by my daughter as she celebrated her 5th birthday on Sunday! She is still a lover of all unicorns and I was happy to oblige. I was also in need of a break of making hot cocoa bombs! My bakery business was crazy busy for the holiday season (which I am super grateful for), but I was READY to actually bake something again.
However, making the unicorn hot chocolate bomb is still one of my favorite things to do and has been a huge hit!
What ingredients are needed for the unicorn cookies?
Tips and tricks
- Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight to make sure the butter and shortening solidify.
- You can mix and match the colors to get different blends for each cookie
- Instead of a coil you can mix it up and roll into a ball and add a hershey kiss as well
How to make unicorn cookies
- Sift and combine dry ingredients: Sift and combine the flour, salt, cornstarch and baking powder into a bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients: In another bowl, using an electric mixer, blend together the butter, sugar and vegetable shortening until light and fluffy. Next, add in the egg, mix well and then add in the egg white. Lastly, add in the vanilla extract.
- Combine dry with wet ingredients: Mix dry and wet ingredients until just combined.
- Add in the food coloring: Separate the dough into three balls and add each color. With electric mixer blend each color into each ball of dough (clean and rinse in between). Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours or overnight.
- Remove the dough from fridge and assemble: Take out doughs from fridge and let it come to room temperature. Once room temperature: take a little piece of from each color and roll into a ball. Next, roll the ball into a log (7-10 inches) and then coil it up. Roll the edges in sprinkles.
- Bake and enjoy: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet! Enjoy!
Magical recipes to enjoy!
- Mixing bowls
- Baking sheets x2
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Electric mixer
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- ¼ cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- pink, purple and blue food coloring
- ¼ cup non peril sprinkles I used pink
- Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper/silicon mats. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
- In another large bowl and with electric mixer on medium, cream together the butter, vegetable shortening and sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add in the large egg and mix until combined. Then, add in the egg white and vanilla and blend until completely combined.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Divide your dough into 3 bowls (you can add more colors if you would like).
- Take one ball of dough and add it back into the mixer and add desired colors (repeat for each color). Refrigerate for 1.5 hours.
- After the 1.5 hours is done, preheat oven to 375°. Take a small sized ball of each color (size of bouncy ball) an press them altogether into a ball. Roll between your palms until all combined (will look like a beach ball).
- Roll the ball into a cylinder and coil it into a round cookie shape. Roll the edges of the cookies in the pink non-perils. Bake for 10-12 minutes and enjoy!
fun fact of the day!
Johnny Depp is deathly afraid of clowns! We share the same fear, buddy!