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Sparkly and Colorful Unicorn Poop Cookies

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It’s time that unicorn poop cookies take their rightful spot on our site. Our mascot is a unicorn, after all, and he deserves some recipes devoted to him.

These sparkly and colorful treats are fun to make for unicorn birthday parties or even Christmas cookies.

Whoever the unicorn lovers are in your family, they are sure to appreciate these delightful little sweets.

Colorful unicorn poop cookies with sprinkles.

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The popularity of all things magical doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and that pleases us greatly.

Shelley and I both have loved mystical creatures for our entire lives. Looking for the magic is even more critical during adulthood.

Although my inner 8-year-old is clapping with glee over these cookies, so is my current, ahem, much older self.

Unicorn poop cookies might not be the most enticing name, but people love them all the same. <== Rhyming super intentional.

Sprinkles and gel used to decorate unicorn poop cookies.

Using a sugar cookie type dough and a chocolate kiss, you can rest assure that these desserts are delicious.

The cream cheese in the dough makes the cookies extra soft and moist.

It’s important to note that the sparkle gel used here doesn’t seem to set or completely dry. Be mindful of that while serving and eating.

Pictures of steps to make the dough for cookies.

The cookies always feel a bit tacky.

You can try air drying longer to see if that helps, but they usually don’t last that long!

Swirled rainbow dough for unicorn cookies.

Fun and celebratory cookies to make

Yield: 20 cookies

Unicorn Poop Cookies

Rainbow swirl cookies with a chocolate kiss

Sparkly, colorful, and fun cookies to make for anyone who loves unicorns. Unicorn poop cookies are a sweet treat that is sure to bring on joyful smiles. 

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar, white
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 20 Hershey kisses, unwrapped
  • Wilton sparkle gel in white
  • rainbow sprinkles
  • rainbow heart sprinkles

Colors for the Dough

  • Americolor Soft Gel Paste in 122 Violet
  • Americolor Soft Gel Paste in 114 Pink
  • Americolor Soft Gel Paste in 107 Lemon Yellow
  • Americolor Soft Gel Paste in 103 Sky Blue


  1. Add butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat on high speed for 3-5 minutes until butter and sugar mixture is fluffy. Add cream cheese and beat well. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Add salt and flour and beat until combined well. Divide dough into 4 separate bowls.
  3. Color each bowl of dough a different color. Mix well to combine colors. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. Create a space to roll the dough. Cover the space generously with flour. You may also cover your hands with flour to help roll the dough.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and grab a small chunk from each color of dough and roll them into 3-4" long "snakes." Stack colored snakes together and twist to blend snakes together. Curl open ends around to join each other and gently press together. Place onto prepared baking sheet, 2" apart.
  6. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. When cookies are done baking, immediately place a Hershey kiss onto the center of each cookie, gently pressing it into the dough. Let cool completely.
  7. Use a small brush to spread color gel onto each cookie. Sprinkle cookies with sprinkles.


Colors used are listed in the ingredients. Of course, feel free to play around with your favorite colors. 

If you have problems rolling the dough:

It's important to let the butter and cream cheese firm up a bit before you try to roll the dough.

You might need to use a more generously floured board/space to roll.

Flour is a tricky thing - I often weigh mine. Use 5 ounces for 1 cup of flour to get the most accurate measurement. If you pack the flour into a measuring cup, it will hold about 1-2 ounces more.

When you pull the dough out of the bowls that were in the fridge, make sure it's not sticky. If it's sticking to your hands, flour your hands and the surface before rolling.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 13gSugar: 21gProtein: 7g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Unicorn Recipes

If you’re throwing a unicorn party and need more recipe ideas, I got you. For drinks, you can serve up some unicorn slushies. If you want more cookies, give these unicorn cookie cups and mini unicorn poop shortbread bites a try.

There’s also unicorn bark candy, no-churn unicorn ice cream, swirly rainbow poop fudge, and cute unicorn cupcakes with faces that are perfect additions to any magical party.

Rainbow colored swirl cookies with a chocolate kiss

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Make these cookies for a fantastical surprise or include the family in the decorating fun.

Unicorn poop cookies on a plate collage

Come back and let us know if you give them a try.

We’d love to read your comments about the unicorn poop cookies!


Wednesday 5th of June 2019

Hi! I just made this recipe and my dough was extremely sticky. I followed the recipe exactly as stated. Can you think of any reasons why this would be the case? It made it nearly impossible to roll them out. I ended up adding a bit more flour and that helped, but they were still very hard to roll out. They aren’t looking so great. :(


Wednesday 5th of June 2019

Hi Samantha! I am so sorry to hear that. We mention in the post that the sparkle gel causes the cookies to STAY sticky. Do you think that could be why? Thank you!

Jaclyn Anne

Monday 10th of December 2018

These are the cutest "poops" ever! Love them!

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