Unicorn Cookies

Get ready to dazzle at your next party with these whimsical Unicorn Cookies, bursting with colors and flavors that bring a touch of magic to any gathering.


  • 1 cup (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup sweetened rice cereal
  • 1 cup fruit-shaped cereal
  • 30 cone-shaped corn chips (for the unicorn “horns”)


  1. Start the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
    • Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until fully incorporated, about 3 minutes.
  2. Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until just combined, taking care not to overmix.
  3. Add Extras:
    • Fold in the white chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, rolled oats, rice cereal, and fruit cereal, ensuring even distribution without breaking the cereals too much.
  4. Chill the Dough:
    • Scoop the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up, which helps prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
  5. Baking:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
    • Place the chilled dough balls on baking sheets, spacing them about 4 inches apart to allow for spreading.
    • Bake for 6 minutes, then quickly press a corn chip into each cookie to form the unicorn’s “horn” and return to the oven.
    • Continue baking for another 6-8 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown.
  6. Cooling:
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 15 minutes + 1 hour chilling
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
Total Time: About 1 hour 30 minutes

Tips for Perfect Unicorn Cookies:

  • Chilling the dough is crucial for avoiding overly flat cookies.
  • If corn syrup is not available, honey is a fine substitute, though it will slightly alter the flavor.
  • Handle the chilled dough as little as possible once it comes out of the refrigerator.

These Unicorn Cookies are not only a visual treat but also a delightful addition to any dessert table, especially at children’s parties or whimsical themed events. Enjoy the smiles they bring to everyone’s faces!

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