A childhood favorite candy infused in a soft cake mix cookie, these Sour Patch Cookies are a sweet treat for everyone to enjoy!
I’ve always loved Sour Patch Kids. How about you? Although I’m definitely more of a chocolate person, I do enjoy a good gummy candy on occasion, especially when it combines sour and sweet!
These colorful candies are just so fun! My hubby actually came up with the idea to incorporate them into a cookie that is similar to my Lemon Lime Cake Mix Cookies which were a huge hit!
Apparently there have been several polls done on teenagers and young adults, asking them whether they prefer candy in the form of chocolate or other chewy delights (such as skittles, airheads, sour patch, starburst, etc) .
What would you guess is the result? Drum roll, please……
An overwhelming number actually prefer chewy candy! Crazy, right?! At least that’s what my chocolate-loving mind thinks. 🙂
I highly doubt chocolate is a dying dessert trend, but the younger generation definitely seems to favor other treats!
In keeping with the current candy trend, my kiddos went crazy for these Sour Patch Kids Cookies! I really enjoyed them too, although, I hands down prefer a good Chocolate Chip Cookie. They are unique, sweet and colorful, with just a touch of sour from the candies. The perfect blend, if you ask me!
I love that the cookie base comes together in a hurry because it’s a doctored up cake mix, yet they taste homemade!
These cookies are soft and chewy with yummy Sour Patch Kids bits inside!
Sour Patch Kids Cookies
- 1 Box 16.25 oz. white cake mix
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. lemon extract
- 1 c. finely chopped Sour Patch Kids candy
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare cookie sheets by spraying them with nonstick baking spray or lining them with nonstick baking mats.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together cake mix, vegetable oil, egg, milk and lemon extract until combined. Stir in Sour Patch Kids candy by hand.
- Scoop or form the dough into 1 1/2" balls and place at least 2" apart on the cookie sheets. Press the dough balls down with the palm of your hand, place in the oven and bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
I hope you fall in love with these cookies like we did!
So, tell me, are you more of a chocolate or a chewy candies type person? I’d love to hear!
If you are a cookie monster like me, you’ll want to check out these other incredible cookie recipes!