Up your sugar cookie game with a touch of unicorn! 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

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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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