Unicorn Party Cookie Cups Recipe

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Admittedly, we are a bit biased on the topic of themed parties. Our vote will always lean towards a unicorn party. However, this recipe is easily tweaked for any theme.

In fact, you can divide the dough in half and create double the magic! Perhaps, half unicorn cookie cups and half mermaid cookie cups?

Unicorn cookie cups filled with pink frosting

Magical Cookie Cups Recipe

For this recipe, we used a Wilton 32 icing tip and Wilton color gel in Pink. The sprinkles can be found at Meijer; they are Cake Mate Sprinkles aptly named, Unicorn Love.

If they are not available at your local grocer, we also found a couple of fun alternatives.

Cookie cups with pink frosting

This fancy glitter dust is quite worthy of your unicorn party cookies, or take a look at this magical mix of tiny unicorn sprinkles.

If you don’t have a tart shaper on hand, anything with a rounded handle can help make the divots in the dough.

You might find that a ping-pong ball or small superball will do the trick.

unicorn party cookie cups recipe steps

Other Ideas

If you’re feeling extra creative or in the mood to experiment, applying little unicorn faces to the frosting is an adorable idea.

See our unicorn face cupcakes for ideas and inspiration.

Adding a gummy candy corn for the horn and gel or candy eyes is a quick way to give these cookie cups a lot of personality.

Check out our melting unicorn hot chocolate recipe for more ideas and tips for drawing the faces.

Have fun with the frosting filling! Add some fine edible glitter to the mix, swirl in different colors, or make several separate colors and create a rainbow inside each cup.

wooden tray of cookie cups with pink frosting

If gluten intolerance is a concern, swap the regular sugar cookie mix for a gluten-free version, and be sure to check that the rest of the ingredients don’t contain any surprise sources of gluten.

Yield: 36 cookies

Unicorn Party Cookie Cups

Unicorn cookie cups filled with pink frosting

These cookie cups are so simple and easy to tweak for any theme!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 17.5 oz sugar cookie mix, 1 pouch
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup unicorn sprinkles
  • 1 tub white frosting
  • pink color gel


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add cookie mix, butter and egg and mix until dough forms. This mixture is stiff and after some time it is easier to just use your hands.  
  3. Once mixed together, knead in 1/4 cup sprinkles. 
  4. Use a 1 tablespoon portion scoop to scoop dough and roll into balls. Place into prepared pan.
  5. Use a pastry/tart shaper to press down on the dough to make a divot.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Let set to cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack completely. 
  7. Color frosting pink with color gels. Place frosting into the pastry bag fitted with small tip.
  8. Pipe into the center of the cookies. Top with remaining sprinkles. 
  9. Store at room temperature, loosely covered. 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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