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Bake Your Own Unicorn Christmas Cookies (GF)

Unicorn Christmas Cookies

With our last order dates for Christmas behind us, I have been able to take a bit of a breather and enjoy some Christmas activities with my kids. We’ve been doing a lot of baking, and we decided to recreate our signature unicorn as delicious butter cookies. Needless to say, they didn’t last long but I managed to get in some photos – and I didn’t even need to twist my son’s arm to help me with the photoshoot!

Here’s how to bake your very own unicorn cookies (or any other shapes you desire)


  • 150g soft, unsalted butter
  • 120g icing sugar + extra to decorate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 240g plain flour (+ 1/2 tsp xanthan gum if using gluten free flour)
  • spinkles for decorating


  • Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until creamy.
  • Mix in the ground almonds, flour and xanthan gum (if using), and knead together in to a dough. Don’t worry if the dough seems a little too wet, it will firm up during resting time.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film or an eco friendly alternative and put it in the fridge to rest for around 2 hours.
  • When the dough is ready, pre heat your oven to 200 C (fan oven 180 C).
  • Roll the dough out, about 0.5 cm thick.
  • Cut out shapes with cookie cutters, and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Don’t place them too close together, as they will expand a little when they bake. We filled two and a half trays.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Leave the cookies to cool before you decorate them.
  • To decorate, mix icing sugar with a little water until you have a spreadable consistency. Brush each cookie with some of the icing and add sprinkles whilst still wet. We also used a tube of black icing to add sunglasses to our unicorn.

The hoodie from the photos is available in our online shop!