unicorn cookies

Unicorn, Rainbows and Sprinkles Oh My!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Author Jenn Powell


  • 3 cups 375 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea or table salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups rainbow sprinkles


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and whisk to blend.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and extracts and blend again. Add flour mixture and beat just until flour disappears.
  • Both methods: Scoop balls of dough and roll them briefly in the palms of your hands before dropping them in a bowl of rainbow sprinkles and gently rolling to coat them evenly.
  • Transfer balls of sprinkle-coated dough to baking sheets at least two inches apart
  • Bake for 10 minutes