Unicorn Cookies are the perfect kids cookies recipe. This Unicorn Poop cookie recipe is easy to make for kids of all ages, even the youngest unicorn fans! Oh and the resulting unicorn sugar cookies are sparky, tasty colorful treat that are so much fun to eat.

Unicorn Poop Cookies Recipe - Unicorn Poop Sugar Cookies from Kids Activities Blog - 3 rainbow cookies shown
Make this unicorn cookies recipe for fun & yum!

Kids Unicorn Cookies Recipe

How did we end up making a unicorn poop sugar cookie recipe?  Let me tell you…

The other day my daughter walked into the living room, full of giggles. When I asked her why she was laughing all I could get our of her was, “I know what unicorn poop looks like.”

What on earth?

I followed to her computer where she had found a recipe to make cookies shaped like unicorn poop! She begged to make the colorful cookies, but it didn’t take much convincing. I was totally on board to make some sparkly rainbow cookies shaped like unicorn poop! The rainbow unicorn cookies recipe really was pretty simple. We will totally be making these again!

Related: Make Our Easy & Colorful Galaxy Cookies Recipe and Fun Unicorn Matching Worksheets For Preschoolers

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Ingredients Needed To Make Unicorn Cookies

Equipment Needed to Make Unicorn Cookies at Home

Our how-to video for making Unicorn Poop Cookies

How To Make Unicorn Poop Cookies

how to make unicorn poop cookies step by step starting with mixing cookies, adding colors and combining
Making unicorn cookie dough is easy & fun!

Step 1

Mix up the sugar cookie dough according to the recipe or package.

Step 2

Divide dough equally into smaller bowls. You need one bowl for each of the gel food colors, so if you use four dyes like we did, then you will need four bowls.

Step 3

Stir the food dye into the bowl and let it chill dough in the freezer for about 30 minutes. I covered it with plastic wrap.

Step 4

Take out your dough and  split it up into cookie sized pieces. Now you can sort of mix the dough together so it looks like a rainbow swirl. Don’t overmix, or you will end up mixing all the pretty colors together.

No rolling pin needed! No cookie cutter needed!

Step 5

Roll it out into a snake and spin it around until it looks like a piece of poop. Place each spiral onto your baking sheet filling the baking sheet until you can slip it into a pre-heated oven.

Step 6

Bake according to package directions and add the sprinkles! Happy decorating…

We found it best to use wire racks for cooling the unicorn sugar cookies after baking.

Serve Your Unicorn Cookies

Yum! Now you have delicious Unicorn Poop Cookies!

How to Store Your Unicorn Cookies

If you have any leftovers, you can store your unicorn poop sugar cookies in an airtight container for several days.

Can I Use Frosting On My Unicorn Poop Cookies?

You can if you want! It will cover up some of the rainbow colors, but you could whisk some up in a large bowl or using standing mixer. Or I believe you can also buy unicorn frosting. Either way, I’m sure there will be many joyful smiles eating this colorful (and oddly named) sugar cookies.

Unicorn Poop Cookies
These unicorn poop sugar cookies look so good!

Can We Decorate Our Unicorn Poop Cookies Differently?

Of course you can! Use nonpareil sprinkles if you want. Colorful sugar or Wilton’s sparkle gel! These are your cookies, you can make them anyway you want. If you wanted to, you could even change these unicorn poop sugar cookies and add rainbow chocolate chips to make them extra special. These are fun cookies and should be treated as such! A fun sweet treat you can customize anyway you want.

This was a really fun colorful recipe to make together. You could make it easier by using a packaged sugar cookie mix or make your own with the recipe on the Unicorn Poop Sugar Cookie recipe card at the bottom of this article…

Yield: 36 cookies

Unicorn Poop Sugar Cookies Recipe

Unicorn Poop Sugar Cookie Recipe - Kids Activities Blog

Use this sugar cookie recipe to make the unicorn poop sugar cookies or if you prefer to skip the cookie-making steps, you can choose to use a mix or refrigerated dough.

These unicorn cookies are sure to please!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 gel dye food coloring colors
  • Sprinkles -- not optional {giggle}
  • (Optional) Clear gel icing


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a larger bowl, cream sugar and butter then beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients and blend.
  5. Split the dough equally into 4 bowls and stir in a different food coloring dye into each bowl.
  6. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Take out dough and split into small pieces. Grab one small ball of each color and roll dough out into a snake shape that is about 1/2 inch in diameter.
  9. Twirl the snake into a unicorn poop plop.
  10. (Optional) add sprinkles now.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes.
  12. (Optional) add gel frosting/icing and sprinkles.


The big issue is over-mixing and causing the colors to over-combine into a new brownish color...not yummy!

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So much sparkly fun with rainbows and sprinkles! What was your favorite part of our kids unicorn cookies? Making the unicorn poop cookie recipe or eating the end result?

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