Ooey Gooey Unicorn Sugar Cookies

 

Baking has always been something I love to do, but I’ve never had the time to stop and try new things. With the crazy trend of “Unicorn” items being around I figured why not try to make my own.

Now being in the kitchen is not something I do everyday, but it’s definitely something I want to get better at. I looked at a bunch of other food bloggers Sugar Cookie recipes to try to see the best way to make soft, gooey sugar cookie that still also has a crunch on the outside. While reading I realized the secret ingredient to soft cookies is corn starch.

Now these may take a little longer than normal sugar cookies just because in the end you have to separate the dough into however many colors you want to make them. I did three and thought it was perfect. Another thing to keep in mind is the cooking time. They should take about 9-10 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE THEM. They may still look a little raw when you take them out, but if the bottom looks light brown you are all set. They will firm up a little more when they sit for a few minutes.

For my first try on this recipe I thought they came out perfect! I am so excited to share these with family and friends. If you do try out this recipe feel free to snap a few picture and send them my way or just let me know what you think!

Now let’s get started…

This recipe yields about 12 cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 drops pink, 2 drops blue & 3 drops green food coloring. (Any colors will work!)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with cooking oil.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, egg and extracts into a mixing bowl. With a hand-held electronic mixer (or stand mixer if you have one) beat on medium/high until ingredients are well creamed. Do not be stingy with this! Make sure mixture looks light and fluffy.
  3. Now add flour, corn starch and baking soda. Mix until all ingredients are combined and the dough is formed. Should be just a minute or so.
  4. Separate the dough into three different mixing bowls (or however many colors you plan to make your cookies.)
  5. Add food coloring into different bowls. Turn your mixer back to medium/high and mix until colors are spread evenly on dough.
  6. Take a small amount of each dough and roll together in your hands until they look tie-dyed. The ball should be about an inch and a half in diameter. Do this 12 times on two different baking sheets. Dough balls should be spread about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes, let cool, and enjoy your beautiful cookies.

 

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