Sour Patch Kids Cookies

One of my favorite cookies to make as a kid was one that combined a standard chocolate chip cookie base with orange gummy slices. As a little kid, I always believed that my mom made up the recipe and that no one else had ever had such a delight. I’m sure it’s from one of our million cookbooks, but it seemed original to me at the time. It was the days long before Pinterest and this thing we call the internet. The days when you couldn’t talk on your landline phone while being on the internet. The days when my main goal in life was to collect every. single. Beanie Baby trading card. Which reminds me…I need to go find that stash and hit up eBay. I could probably fund my new Kitchenaid mixer with that rather large collection.

Anyways, that’s completely off topic. Back to uhhh…cookies. Yes, that’s what I’m here for. Having been inspired by this childhood fave, I decided it was time to take a little spin on this old time recipe. I knew that one of my top favorite candies was Sour Patch Kids, I just didn’t know how the heck I was going to take that and make it into a recipe. But then, it came to me. That old recipe from years past was to be the base for a modern day creation.

Cookies using Sour Patch Kids Candy

I don’t know when my love for Sour Patch Kids began. In fact, I’m pretty sure I”m allergic to them. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but my face gets abnormally tingly when eating them. And not just your typical sour candy type of feeling. Like, a I’m-probably-going-to-break-out-in-hives-type-of-feeling. I have yet to get hospitalized from it, so until then…I’ll do as a I please. It’s a risk I am willing to take.

Sour Patch Kids Candy Cookies from Design Eat Repeat

The cookies are made from one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie bases. Except, in this case, we are leaving out the chocolate chips and substituting in the good ol’ SPK.

Sour Patch Kids Cookies!

The dough uses instant vanilla pudding mix to give it a soft texture, as well as a tablespoon of cornstarch to prevent the cookies from flattening out. I have yet to be failed by this dough and it really is my go-to for most cookie bases. I’ve been failed by one too many dough recipes to look back now.

Sour Patch Kids Cookie Recipe

Here are my little friends before their run-in with the kitchen shears. To prevent large pieces of gummy, as well as the effort to spread them out, I cut the kids in half (yes, that sounds horrible). Disclaimer: No children were harmed in the making of this recipe.

Sour Patch Kids Cookies

Most people are a bit skeptical when seeing sour candy in cookies. And I totally understand that, I was too. But the sourness tones down a lot after baking and they actually have a nice fruity taste. Everyone that has tried them said they were pleasantly surprised. So if you’re in doubt, give them a try! I dare you.

Sour Patch Kids Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 2 sticks of butter (I like to do 1 stick margarine, 1 stick butter)
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon. vanilla
  • 1 pkg. (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2½ c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon. baking soda
  • (2) 3.5 oz. boxes of Sour Patch Kids (cut gummies in half)
  1. Beat butter and sugars together.
  2. Add vanilla, pudding, baking soda, and eggs. Mix together, then slowly add cornstarch and flour.
  3. Once flour disappears, add in cut Sour Patch Kids.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  5. (For presentation purposes, save a handful of Sour Patch Kids to push into baked cookies.)

 And there you have it. Just another way to get in that dose of one of my favorite sweet treats.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Sour Patch kids and was not paid to create this post.
I’m just mildly obsessed, that’s all.
  1. says

    Um, this is amazing. I can’t wait to make these for my husband and to share with friends! :)

    (I’m so glad there are others who are obsessed with Sour Patch Kids, too!)

  2. says

    No children were harmed…haha that cracked me up! I love Sour Patch Kids and will definitely be trying this!

    Funny side note about SPK’s…about a year ago I had a blocked salivary gland (no idea how it happened) and it hurt for a good 3-4 days before I went to the doctor about it. I kid you not, his instructions were to go buy and eat a bunch of sour candy and it worked perfectly!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  3. says

    We have got a couple of big kids here that will just love your Sour Patch Kids Cookies. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen