Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

I almost named these unicorn poop chocolate chip cookies, because I thought that would be cute and hysterical, but then I didn’t. I decided that one, it wasn’t a very descriptive name, and two, it was kinda weird/inappropriate. The second reason is probably not even true to most people, but it’s not really my style. But there, I told you I was going to name it that, so now I practically have.

We walked into a candy store in the mall recently and we say this unicorn poop fudge. Or at least I think it was fudge. But it was rainbow with sparkles on it, and I just thought it was great. Then, unrelated, I saw these online on a blog I followed and thought they would be so much fun to make, so I went ahead and made them. That’s where I got the unicorn poop idea.

I mean, do cookies get any more awesome than this though? The only thing that would have made them more awesome is if I had gel food coloring instead of liquid to make the color more vibrant. I used gel food coloring for the red, which is obviously the most vibrant, but then didn’t have gel for the other colors. I think I’m going to get some though. It’s worth it.

Anywho, enjoy your unicorn poop rainbow chocolate chip cookies. Everyone seeing you make/eat these will be jealous that they don’t have as much excitement in their lives as you do. So get baking!

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: about 30 cookies

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies dyed four different colors and baked together to look like rainbow chocolate chip cookies, or unicorn poop!


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 different colors food coloring*


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter with the sugars until fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs and mix well.
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, and flour, one cup at a time. Remove the dough from the bowl and form into a rough square on a piece of plastic wrap (just in case your counter isn't clean, like mine hehe). Divide the dough into four equal pieces. You can either use the mixer to dye the dough, or your hands. I recommend a mixer if you don't want to dye your hands several colors.
  4. Place one section of dough in the mixer and add food coloring until the desired color is reached. Add ½ cup chocolate chips. Repeat this for each section.
  5. Roll each section of dough into a log on a piece of plastic wrap and squish them together, using the plastic wrap. Then, roughly cut off pieces of dough, roll into balls, and place on the prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are firm to the touch, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


*I recommend using gel food coloring. I used gel for the red and liquid for the others and the gel definitely works best and gives the most vibrant colors.

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Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups

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