This sparkly recipe for Unicorn Poop Cookies is an easy unicorn recipe for birthday parties, movie night and more. It’s made from sugar cookie dough and jazzed up with lots of pretty sprinkles and food coloring.

Unicorn Poop Cookies on a plate.
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This darling cookie recipe is the perfect treat for a Unicorn themed party. Kids will go crazy over their whimsical design and they taste great too. The pretty swirls of colors topped with sprinkles will add the perfect touch to any dessert table.

If you are having a Unicorn themed party, try these Unicorn Sugar Cookies and Easy Unicorn Popcorn. They are so fun along with the Best Unicorn Desserts.

Why We Love This Recipe

It is absolutely perfect for a birthday party without spending much time or money. Not only does it taste great but it looks so pretty too.

Anyone can easily make this without much work for Unicorn birthday parties and more.

Ingredients for Unicorn Poop Cookies - cream cheese, food coloring, vanilla, flour, cream cheese, sprinkles, butter.

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese. Soften at room temperature so it will be easier to combine with the mixture.
  • Vanilla Extract. Make sure to use pure vanilla extract.

Find the entire ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Unicorn Poop Cookies on a plate.

How to make unicorn poop cookies

Mixing bowl with butter and shortening combined.

Step 1. Combine the butter and shortening with a stand mixer or hand mixer until fluffy in a medium bowl.

Mixing bowl with egg added to mixture.

Step 2. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract until combined.  

Mixture combined until smooth.

Step 3. Combine until smooth.

Flour added to bowl.

Step 4. Then gradually add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Dough balls separated in bowls.

Step 5. Divide the batter evenly in 4 even bowls. Then dye them each one of the colors. Wrap the dough balls in plastic wrap and freezer for 30 minutes. 

Dough divided into strips.

Step 6. Take the dough out of the freezer and divide each of the dough balls into 8 even pieces.  Store the dough in the freezer while you prepare all the cookies. 

Dough swirled together to form cookies.

Step 7. Once all the colors are rolled out, stack them into a pile. Then coil each piece into a poop shaped cookie dough ball onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with the fun sprinkles.  

Cookies on baking sheet topped with sprinkles.

Step 8. Bake the cookies. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t overbake and become too brown. Finally, place cookies on wire rack to cool completely.

Unicorn Poop Cookies on a plate.

Storage

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them soft.  

The cookies can be frozen inside an airtight container. Make sure they are completely cool before freezing.

We also suggest placing parchment paper in between the cookies. This will prevent them from sticking.

They can be frozen up to 2 months. When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight then allow to come to room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Room temperature butter and cream cheese. The mixture will combine together better if it is room temperature. It will be easier to mix and the texture will be smoother.
  • Freeze the dough before forming cookies. It is important to freeze the dough before making the swirls and combining the colors to form each cookie.
  • Try different colors. The unicorn cookies are easy to modify using various colors of food dye. You can use any color you prefer to make it work for your unicorn party theme.
Unicorn Poop Cookies on a plate.

More Unicorn Recipes

This fun and festive cookie recipe is a blast for Unicorn fans. Make this recipe today and please leave a comment. These fun cookies make such a sweet treat.

Unicorn Poop Cookies

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This sparkly recipe for Unicorn Poop Cookies is an easy unicorn recipe for birthday parties, movie night and more. It's made from sugar cookie dough and jazzed up with lots of pretty sprinkles and food coloring.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 219

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pink Purple, Blue & Yellow Gel Food Coloring
  • Star and Multi-Colored Sprinkles
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Instructions

  • Cream together the butter, shortening and cream cheese with a stand up mixer or hand held mixer for approximately 2 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add in sugar and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Then stir in the egg and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Gradually add in the flour on low speed until the dough is formed.
  • Divide the batter evenly in 4 even bowls and dye them each one of the colors.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take the dough out of the freezer and divide each of the doughs into 8 even pieces.  Store the dough in the freezer while you prepare all the cookies.
  • Take one piece of each of the colored dough. Roll them out like a snake (do not use flour). Make them approximately 6 inches long.
  • Once all the colors are rolled out, stack them into a pile and gently press the ropes together but do not mix them together.  Roll out again until the snake is approximately 10-12 inches. Then cut in half lengthwise.
  • Then coil each piece into a poop shape onto a baking sheet. Top with the fun sprinkles.
  • Continue this process until all the cookies are formed.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are set and the bottoms of the cookies are lightly golden brown.
  • Cool the cookies on a wire rack and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep them soft.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 219kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 2g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 95mg, Potassium 30mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 264IU, Calcium 11mg, Iron 1mg

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