Unicorn Cookies


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These unicorn cookies are soft, chewy and made with just 4 ingredients! No eggs or butter needed, they are secretly healthy and come together in 5 minutes! 

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The Best Unicorn Cookies Recipe

If you are after a fun and delicious dessert recipe, these unicorn ones are your answer.

The unicorn dessert trend took over the interweb several years ago and continues to be popular to this day. While there are tons of recipes out there, none are as easy as these.

This unicorn cookie recipe requires zero baking and needs just 4 ingredients. They also come together in under 5 minutes. 

Not to mention, they have the best texture- soft, chewy, and melts in your mouth.  

What I love about these cookies is that they are secretly healthy: no refined sugar, and no grains needed. If you follow a vegan or gluten free diet, these are perfect for you! 

By the way, if you’d like to try other unicorn inspired desserts, try unicorn energy bites and unicorn edible cookie dough.

Ingredients needed

This is a very short ingredient list for this cookie recipe. If you regularly make any of my healthy dessert recipes, you’ve probably got everything on hand! If not, these can all be found at your local grocery store. Here is what you’ll need: 

  • Coconut flour. This flour binds the ingredients together and gives the cookies a fabulous cakey texture. 
  • Cashew butter. Smooth or creamy cashew butter with no added sugar. Avoid using all natural or homemade varieties as they will be too thick. 
  • Maple syrup. Sweetens the cookies and helps hold them together. 
  • Rainbow jimmies. Optional, but adds a pop of color. Use rainbow jimmies so they don’t bleed into the batter. 

How to make unicorn cookies

Simple is an understatement for this recipe. 

You follow a simple 2-step process and the hard part is honestly waiting for them to firm up (but you can have a nibble of the cookie dough if you like…there’s no eggs or raw flour)!.

Ready to whip some up? 

Step 1- Make the dough

Start by adding your coconut flour, maple syrup, and cashew butter into a mixing bowl and mixing until a thick dough remains. 

If using rainbow jimmies, you can fold them through at the end. 

Step 2- Roll and shape

Next, scoop up portions of the dough. Using your hands, roll them into balls, then flatten them into a cookie shape. Refrigerate or freeze them for 30 minutes, or until they are mostly firm. 

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Tips to make the best recipe

  • If your cashew butter is a little stiff, you can microwave it for 20-30 seconds with a dash of coconut oil. 
  • If your coconut flour has some clumps, sift it well before adding it to the mix. 
  • Fold through chocolate chips, rainbow candies, or other mix-ins of choice. 

Dietary swaps and substitutions

The beauty of this cookie recipe is how easy they are to customize to various diets out there. You can also use different ingredients or make them allergen-friendly. Here’s how: 

  • Cut the carbs by replacing the maple syrup with keto maple syrup
  • Swap the coconut flour for either oat flour or almond flour. You will need to double the quantities to compensate (coconut flour is SUPER absorbant). 
  • Swap out the cashew butter for either almond butter, peanut butter, or tahini. 
  • Add mix-ins like chopped nuts, rainbow candies, or chocolate chips. 
  • Add food coloring like pink, blue, red, or a mix of all of them. 

Storage info

  • To store: These cookies should always be stored in the refrigerator as they will become quite soft when left at room temperature. They will keep well for up to four weeks. 
  • To freeze: Place the cookies in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I omit the sprinkles?

If you follow a specific diet or don’t have sprinkles on hand, you can omit the sprinkles completely.

How many calories in one cookie?

There are around 150 calories in one unicorn cookie.

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Unicorn Cookies In 2 Minutes | Just 4 Ingredients

4.98 from 172 votes
These unicorn cookies are soft, chewy and made with just 4 ingredients! No eggs or butter needed, they are secretly healthy and come together in 5 minutes! 
Servings: 16 cookies
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes


  • 3/4 cup coconut flour * See notes
  • 2 cups cashew butter can sub for any nut or seed butter of choice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup can use any sticky sweetener
  • 1-2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles optional


  • Line a baking tray or large plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut flour. Add your cashew butter and pure maple syrup and mix until combined. Stir through your sprinkles. If batter is too thin, add more coconut flour until a thick batter remains. If batter is too thick, add some milk or water until a thick batter remains. 
  • Using your hands, form small balls and place onto the parchment paper. Press each ball into a cookie shape. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up. 



* You may need more or less, depending on the brand of coconut flour you use. 
TO STORE: These cookies should always be stored in the refrigerator as they will become quite soft when left at room temperature. They will keep well for up to four weeks. 
TO FREEZE: Place the cookies in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1CookieCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 5gCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Have you seen all the hilarious tweets and posts from Harry Potter fans about the unicorn frappucino? Any true HP fan would never drink that! That and it’s got a crap ton of sugar, so I did not not have one.

  2. omg these are my favorite.. i think i have an affinity for sprinkles or lisa frank or unicorns or maybe just any vessel that i can put my CAKE BATTER CASHEW BUTTAHHH to work :D:D:D

  3. My sister has been obsessed with unicorns forever, well for a while at least considering she is only 8. But she will love these cookies.

  4. Just made these with fairydust flour and invisible whole30 sprinkles and they tasted like fluffy rainbows.

  5. Oh sprinkles. They really add pizazz and are so colorful. Cashew butter is the best, though so I bet these are super tasty.

  6. 5 stars
    I only had peanut butter and almond flour and the maple syrup on hand so I made them with that ingredient. Long story short, they taste just like the inside of a Buckeye sweet! So I melted some chocolate and made healthy no bake buckeyes!!!!!

    1. that sounds amazing the description of the taste of them made with peanut butter, I am curious how they looked though 🙂

  7. I just made these with almond butter hoping the coconut flour would keep them light in color but to no avail- looks wise unless you use a near white nut butter it isn’t worth it. I do want to try these again with light colored nut butter but am concerned that the maple syrup will color it dark as well- what kind of syrup did you use? The natural I use is dark in color- please advise!

    i know they taste good- I use a similar recipe to this to do balls, recees eggs etc, but the whole appeal to this cookie for me is the look!

    1. Hi Patty- Many who have made it have achieved this color- You could use strictly macadamia nut butter and light agave syrup 🙂

  8. Hi, Can you use sugar free syrup in this recipe? Also, what did you glaze the cookie with? Thank you!

    1. Hi Valerie- There isn’t any glaze on this 🙂 It won’t work with stock sugar-free syrup, but monk fruit maple syrup works!