Easy Unicorn Cookies are made with a box cake mix, sprinkles and a lot of love! This cake mix cookie recipe with a unicorn inspired theme is perfect for kids birthday parties.
These unicorn sugar cookies are easy to make, they come together quickly and taste just as magical as you would think by looking at them. When you make these wonderfully delicious unicorn cookies, you get colorful sprinkle-covered treats that the unicorn lovers in your life are sure to enjoy!
What are Unicorn Cookies?
They are a super simple treat, with only 5 ingredient, that will make everyone who tries them smile. For this cookie recipe we use a box of cake mix, it cuts down on some steps and gives us a fluffy and moist cookie in the end. Then we take the cookie dough and add fun colors, yummy sprinkle toppings and create the best unicorn cookie you have ever seen. Do you have a unicorn lover in your life that would rejoice over this fun and festive cookie? Make it today and surprise your kids!
WHY WE THINK YOU WILL LOVE THESE UNICORN COOKIES
If you need more reasons to give this festive cookie recipe a try, here are a few to further convince you.
- Unique treat. You probably haven’t seen cookies so colorful before, that is the fun part of this recipe. These cookies bring a bit of unique brightness to any treat table.
- Simple ingredients. What I love about this recipe is that most of the ingredients are most likely already in your kitchen. Also, using the box cake mix makes this even easier to make, most of the work is already done for us.
- Quick and easy. To make these amazing unicorn cookies you need less than 30 minutes from start to finish. You can create a fun and tasty treat in a short amount of time that will impress anyone who tries them.
Cake mix: You will need one 15 ounce box of white cake mix for the base of these cookies. We will just be using the dry mix, nice and easy.
Eggs: Using 2 eggs will help to bind the dough together well and create a great cookie texture.
Oil: Use ⅓ cup of vegetable oil to help make these cookies moist and tender. Instead of cooking oil, you could use melted butter as well. I find that the cake mix cookies tend to turn out a bit fluffier with oil and a bit flatter with butter.
Food dye: We used neon pink, neon purple, and neon blue but you can use any colors that you feel represent the unicorn lover in your life.
Sprinkles: Use a unicorn sprinkle mix (we used Wiltons’ unicorn sprinkles) for an added touch of magic. Again, any fun sprinkle you have on hand will also work, just try to stick with the unicorn color scheme.
How to Make Unicorn Cookies
Begin with preheating then oven to 350 degrees F.
Then, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat and then set it aside.
Make cookie dough
In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry cake mix, eggs, and oil and mix well.
Next, split the cookie dough into 3 separate bowls for the different colors.
Then, add pink dye to one bowl, purple to another, and blue to the last one. Mix each bowl of dough until the dye is fully incorporated.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form a tablespoon-sized ball of dough and place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Keep the cookies about 2 inches apart.
Proceed to add the sprinkles to the top of each cookie dough ball. I like to put the sprinkles in a bowl, then press the ball into the sprinkles to accomplish this. Less mess and the sprinkles stick better.
Place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Once baking is complete, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to rest for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Serve fresh and enjoy!
Can I use different cake mixes?
This recipe works with any 15 oz cake mix, but the white mix helps the colors pop. You could use any color combo you choose of both food dye and sprinkles or candy add-ins.
How long are unicorn cookies good for?
These keep well in a sealed container for 3-4 days. After that, they start to turn hard. A trick I learned it putting a piece of bread in the cookie container, the cookies absorb moisture from the bread and stay soft a couple days longer.
What food coloring should I use?
We mostly use the food gel food coloring as the food dye. They have a neon set that’s perfect for unicorn colors that you can find in most grocery stores. Start with just a tiny bit and keep working your way up. It’s very easy to add too much coloring.
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Made with boxed cake mix and just 4 other ingredients this easy unicorn cookies recipe comes together within minutes. Every cookie is soft, chewy, and fabulous for any unicorn-lover making them a magical treat everyone can enjoy.
With each of my children, I always helped in the classrooms on the day they made candy trains. Seriously, can you imagine 25 kids each armed with a bag of frosting and about 12 lbs of candy? The teachers don’t have a chance! They need me simply to even the field a bit! I always had a blast. This cute kid of mine sat with an entire energetic table of boys and I just laughed the whole time!