Up your sugar cookie game with a touch of flavour! Purple ombré buttercream and a bright pop of sprinkles make an otherwise simple recipe taste extra magical.

20 min
12 min


Sugar Cookies

  1. 180g butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  3. 1 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1 tbsp (20ml) milk
  6. 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. ¼ tsp salt


  1. 250g unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3 cups (450g) icing sugar
  3. 3 tsp Queen Unicorn Dream Flavour for Icing
  4. Queen Purple Food Colour Gel
  5. Unicorn Confetti Sprinkles

Method - Sugar Cookies

  1. Step 1

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter, sugar and Vanilla Bean Paste until smooth and creamy. Add egg and milk and beat until incorporated.

  2. Step 2

    Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat slowly until dough comes together.

  3. Step 3

    Divide dough in half, shape each half into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Step 4

    Pre-heat the oven to 175C (fan forced) and line two baking trays with baking paper.

  5. Step 5

    Working with one disc of dough at a time, flour the bench and roll the dough out to 5mm thick. Use large 7-8cm heart cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough and place 2cm apart on the trays. Bake biscuits for 8-12 minutes or very lightly golden.

  6. Step 6

    Leave biscuits on the tray for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Method - Buttercream

  1. Step 1

    Place butter, Unicorn Dream Flavour for Icing and Vanilla Bean Paste in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium-high speed for 6-8 minutes until pale and fluffy. With the mixer off, sift in icing sugar. Start mixer on low to incorporate, before increasing to high and mixing for 2-3 minutes. Divide into 4 bowls and colour varying shades of purple.

  2. Step 2

    Spread buttercream on cooled cookies and decorate with Unicorn Confetti Sprinkles.

Comments & Reviews

If you make this a day before of use, do you need to place them in the fridge or just in an airtight container?
Thank you


Hi Rebecca, an airtight container will do!


Just about to make. Some now!


Does this icing recipe harden ?


Hi Felicity! This is buttercream icing so it won’t harden completely – just a slight crust. If you want it to set completely hard, we would recommend using Royal Icing 🙂

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