How To Make Decorated Valentine Unicorn Sugar Cookies

Use this cookie decorating tutorial to learn how to make decorated sugar cookies that look like cute and adorable unicorns for Valentine's Day!

Brightly colored Valentine sugar cookies - unicorns, rainbows, roses, hearts, and bows

Like most parents, I am absolutely certain that my children are the most beautiful, smart, and insanely talented little creatures on the planet. And like most parents... I am also quite aware that at least half my claims are *slightly* exaggerated. With one exception.

My four children genuinely share a truly unfathomable talent. I've actually looked into forming some kind of Olympic team as they get just a little older. But after getting lost in the Olympic Charter for at least 3.7 seconds...I realized that, as it turns out, the ability to fight over literally NOTHING is not technically a sport.


I'm holding out for the future though. Because anyone that can argue for hours on end about "breathing" or "the color pink" should really be celebrated in some way. Preferably in a way that requires rigorous exercise and regimented sleeping schedules and the eating of lots of vegetables.

Chocolate decorated sugar cookies for Valentine's Day -- unicorns and rainbows and bows!

Until then, I'll probably just keep trying to distract them with bright colors and unicorn bribes.

I mean... actually...yeah...that's exactly what I meant.

In all honesty though, wouldn't YOU seriously reconsider your life choices at the prospect of these fun and magical unicorn Valentine cookies? They are CHOCOLATE. And SUGAR. And BRIGHT HAPPY COLORS. And SUGAR.

Step by step unicorn sugar cookie decorating tutorial

How to make Valentine unicorn decorated sugar cookies

Step 1.

Outline and fill the unicorn horn with a medium consistency gold colored icing. (I mix lemon yellow food coloring with just a *tiny* bit of brown for this gold color.) Let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2. 

Outline and fill the rest of the cookie with a medium consistency white icing. Immediately add some pink icing to the center of the ears. I literally just scribble this in there...but you can follow your perfectionist dreams on this one if you want to. With the gold icing and a #1.5 tip, add the ridge details to the horn. Let dry for at least 4 hours.

Step 3. 

Pipe a red heart at the bottom of the horn. Add closed eyes with eyelashes to the center of the face with a black food color marker. Let dry for 15 minutes.

Step 4.

Pipe the tiniest, cutest little hearts ever on the cheeks. Add partial hearts to each side of the center red heart. Let dry for another 15 minutes.

Step 5. 

You could stop here. You don't have to do this step. I have a problem with the concept of  "leaving well enough alone." (AND... if' we're being perfectly honest here, that phrase doesn't really make sense if you think about it.) I added two more tiniest, cutest little hearts ever up near the bigger hearts. Except this time, I piped them with the lightest pink color of icing. do you. I won't boss your cookie.

See it in action here.


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Grab the tutorial for the ROSE COOKIES. (I also have a more SIMPLE ROSE tutorial.)

Check out my tutorial for the FULL BODY UNICORN.

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