Lisa Frank Cookie Dough Dupe You Can Try at Home

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Can’t get enough of the newly released Limited Edition Lisa Frank Cookie Dough? Neither can I! It bakes up soft, sweet, and oh-so-cute. Not to mention, my inner ’90s kid comes out whenever I hear “Lisa Frank”. Anywho, in this post, I’ve set out to formulate Pillsbury Lisa Frank Unicorn cookie dough rounds that you can make on your own at home. The best part is that you’ll know exactly what’s in ’em, so you can feel good about giving them to your kiddos…and yourself.

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Lisa Frank Cookie Dough Dupe You Can Try At Home

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In case you don’t know, Lisa Frank Cookie Dough has hit the shelves, and it’s got fans going wild. This soft cookie dough appears to have ingredients similar to the ones found in Pillsbury’s normal cookie dough, only, for some reason, fans appear to prefer these much better over the traditional sugar cookie flavor.

Lisa Frank Cookie Dough comes stamped with a unicorn shape on each slice. Besides being cute and tasty, this cookie dough is also safe to eat raw.

Yep, you read that correctly.

It’s totally possible to eat Lisa Frank cookie dough without baking it and still have your bowels intact afterward. These elements combined make the Lisa Frank unicorn sugar cookies force to be reckoned with when it comes to grocery store cookie dough. And yet, I have a few qualms about the ingredients.

Lisa Frank cookie dough, though delicious, still contains artificial flavoring and dyes. And while we won’t harp too much on the dyes (we will be using food coloring in our homemade dupe as well) I will at least say that it always feels good to know EXACTLY what will be in your cookie dough rather than buying the packaged stuff.

Alright, alright, enough of the chatter. Are you ready to jump into my rendition of the ever-popular Lisa Frank Cookie Dough recipe? If so, stay tuned. We’re getting started right now!


Lisa Frank Cookie Dough Dupe

The following is my own rendition of Lisa Frank cookie dough. 

I hope you enjoy this bakeable Lisa Frank cookie dough recipe that I whipped up!

  • Author: Anna
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • neon pink gel food coloring


  • Small unicorn shape cutter (do not use a large one)
  • Plastic wrap


  1. Beat your butter and sugar until it becomes pale and fluffy.
  2. Add in your egg and vanilla and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Sift your flour and salt into the mixture and stir until integrated.
  4. Take 1/3 of your dough and form it into a ball. Use a finger to make a small divot in the dough. This is where you’ll add the food coloring.
  5. Add your neon pink food coloring to the small hole you made. Add the food coloring until it reaches the color you desire. Since Lisa Frank unicorns are a deep hue of hot pink, we recommend adding at least 3-4 drops.
  6. Using gloved hands, carefully mix the food coloring throughout the dough until the dough forms a solid color.
  7. Flatten your dough (does not have to be perfect) wrap it in plastic wrap, and freeze it for at least 60 minutes or until very firm.
  8. In the meantime, roll out your uncolored dough into a rectangle. The width of the rectangle should reflect how long you want your sugar cookie dough loaf to be.
  9. Once your colored dough has firmed, remove it from the freezer. Take your unicorn shape cutter and begin to cut out unicorn shapes. Once they are cut, carefully stack each print on top of one another, ensuring that they match in shape and are carefully and precisely placed. Freeze the entire stack for 20 minutes or until firm.
  10. Take your frozen stack of unicorn shape cut outs and place them at the top middle of your uncolored dough width-wise. Begin to roll your uncolored sugar cookie dough over the cutouts carefully. Alternatively, you can cut your uncolored dough into strips and carefully wrap the strips around your stack of unicorns. Just make certain that your unicorn shape stack is firm when doing this part. Otherwise, they’ll be too soft and the unicorn shapes will turn out unrecognizable when baked.
  11. Once rolled, place the entire sugar cookie loaf in the freezer for three hours or so until firm.
  12. Remove the cookie dough loaf from the freezer, and slice into 1/4-inch rounds. Place cookie dough rounds on parchment paper. Note: We don’t recommend that you microwave cookie dough as a substitute for baking it.
  13. Cook the dough at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  14. Remove and let stand for at least 2 minutes before digging in.
  15. Serve with ice-cold milk.
  16. Enjoy!


  • Bear in mind that while the original store-bought recipe is safe to eat raw, this cookie dough will not be. In order to make this cookie dough safe to eat raw, I’d have to use heat treated flour and remove the eggs. And while the heat treated flour isn’t a problem, removing the eggs will drastically change the texture of the cookies.

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You can get the cookie cutter I used here:

Zavaca 3 Pieces Unicorn Cookie Cutters, Stainless Steel Unicorn Biscuit Cutter, Unicorn Head, Rainbow for DIY Baking
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If you’re a fan of Lisa Frank cookie dough, you likely will love my version of the recipe. Though my recipe isn’t safe to eat raw, this rendition of Pillsbury Lisa frank cookie dough cookies tastes wonderfully good and is super easy to make. Once you’ve made the cookie dough, be sure to keep it refrigerated for up to 2-4 days or frozen at best quality for two months.


Is Pillsbury unicorn shaped Lisa Frank cookie dough gluten-free?

No, it isn’t. Pillsbury lists enriched bleached flour as the topmost ingredient on its Lisa Frank cookie dough ingredients list.

How many calories are in Pillsbury unicorn shape Lisa Frank cookie dough?

There are 110 calories in two of Pillsbury Lisa Frank cookie dough rounds.

How many carbs are in Pillsbury unicorn shape Lisa Frank cookie dough?

There are 8 carbs in a single Lisa Frank cookie dough round.

How much sugar is in Pillsbury unicorn shape Lisa Frank cookie dough?

There are 9 grams of sugar in two of Lisa Frank cookie dough cookies.

How much fat is in Pillsbury unicorn shape Lisa Frank cookie dough?

There are 4.5 grams of fat in Lisa Frank sugar cookies if you eat two.

How much sodium is in Pillsbury unicorn shape Lisa Frank cookie dough?

There are 85 mg in two Lisa Frank cookie dough rounds.

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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