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Unicorn Sugar Cookies: Easy Decorating Tutorial

by Nellie

These Unicorn Sugar cookies are so good and easy to make! These cookies are great for baby showers, birthday parties or anytime.

What are some fun unicorn themed foods you can make?

Unicorn cupcakes, unicorn macarons, or any brightly colored and fantastically decorated dessert will do! Get creative with your food coloring and sprinkles to make these treats extra special. If you want to really impress your guests, try making a rainbow cake or cookies. These colorful desserts are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

What is your favorite unicorn food?

I absolutely love anything that is colorful and sparkly, so my favorite unicorn food would definitely have to be unicorn cupcakes! They are so fun to look at and taste even better. I also love how creative you can get with the decorations.

Do you have any tips for making unicorn food?

My best tip would be to use lots of food coloring! This will help you create those bright and vibrant colors that are so characteristic of unicorn food. You can also get really creative with the decorations. Use your imagination and have fun with it!

Where can I serve these unicorn cookies?

These cookies are perfect for baby showers, birthday parties, or any other unicorn-themed event. They would also make a great after-school snack or dessert.

What ingredients do you need for these unicorn sugar cookies?

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour

Royal Icing Ingredients:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8-12 tablespoons room temperature water
  • Gel food coloring

How can I store these cookies?

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

If you want to make these cookies ahead of time, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them overnight in the refrigerator before decorating.

Unicorn Sugar Cookies: Easy Decorating Tutorial
Yield: 24 cookies

Unicorn Sugar Cookies: Easy Decorating Tutorial

These unicorn cookies are so adorable and great for any occasion such as baby showers, birthday parties or an afterschool snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8-12 tablespoons room temperature water
  • Gel food coloring

Instructions

  1. Combine dough and flour.  Roll to ¼” thickness. Cut out cookie
    shapes.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or
    until the edges start to brown.
  2. In a stand mixer combine sugar and meringue powder.  Add 8 tablespoons of water, using the whisk attachment, beat for 1 minute on low.  Continue to add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing slowly drizzles from the whisk when lifted.
  3. Once prepared - if the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.  Too runny, add more icing sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  4. Separate the icing into small mixing bowls and add desired food coloring. Mix well. Scoop the icing into piping bags or icing bottles.

Decorating instructions:

Line around the edge of the design with icing and fill the middle.  Use a
toothpick to poke bubbles or direct icing into holes.

Allow each design area to dry before moving on. The icing should completely dry, at room temperature for at least four hours, before adding piping details to the top.

Additional decorating tips:

Polka Dots: before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing.

Zig zag design: before the flooded area dries, add stripes of different colored icing and then drag a toothpick through the stripes.

Sprinkles: before the flooded area dries, add sprinkles.

Plaid pattern: allow the flooded icing to dry.  Add stripes of icing to the cookie,
creating a plaid pattern.

Candy: glue to the cookie with a drop of icing.

Edible marker: before using on the icing, allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours.

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