This post has been sponsored by SOUR PATCH KIDS. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Are you more sweet or sour? Mix up a batch of sweet and sour sugar cookies, and then vote on your favorite flavor!
Are you a sorter? I’ll admit I am. When I pour some SOUR PATCH KIDS into my hand, I sort out the colors, and I always save my favorites to eat last. Now, those sorting skills are coming in handy, because I am making sweet and sour sugar cookies.
If you like a little tang with you sweet, you are going to love these cookies. First of all, SOUR PATCH KIDS are a fun, soft, and chewy candy, which makes them a perfect addition to a soft and chewy cookie. And second, like the name implies, first they’re sour and then they’re sweet—adding a fun addition to a sweet cookie recipe.
Sweet and Sour Sugar Cookies
The first step is to mix up the cookie dough. Well, the first first step is to head to Dollar General to pick up a bag of SOUR PATCH KIDS. The next first step is making the cookie dough.
This is a simple sugar cookie dough made with butter, sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla, and flour. It only takes a few minutes to mix up the dough, and then the dough needs to chill a bit before baking. I divided the dough into 5 equal portions, wrapped each portion in plastic wrap, and put them into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, you can sort the SOUR PATCH KIDS. I picked up my SOUR PATCH KIDS at Dollar General, and while I was there, I also got some little cups to make sorting easier. Sort each of the five colors into their own cup: orange, red, yellow, green, and blue.
That’s five colors and five portions of cookie dough.
This cookie dough recipe makes 4 dozen, or 48, cookies. When divided into 5 portions, that’s about 10 cookies per portion, so you end up with 50 cookies—10 in each flavor. Perfect for a group voting on a favorite flavor!
After the dough has been in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, take out one portion at a time. Divide each portion of cookie dough into 10 equal pieces and then add two SOUR PATCH KIDS to each cookie.
You can either add the SOUR PATCH KIDS Soft & Chewy Candy right on top, which makes it easier to see which flavor is which, or you can roll them into the cookie dough. I made cookies both ways, and they both taste delicious.
Here is how the SOUR PATCH KIDS look inside the cookie.
Once all your cookies are baked, let everyone try a bite or each cookie flavor and then vote on their favorite. (Mine was yellow!)
Want to share the fun voting experience with friends? While you’re at Dollar General, pick up some reusable plastic containers. Slip 5 cookies (one of each flavor) into a container and gift them to a friend.
Ready to find out who your favorite kid is? Whip up these Sweet and Sour Sugar Cookies and place your vote!
- SOUR PATCH KIDS 8 oz. bag
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together until fluffy and well blended.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
- Add flour and beat until combined.
- Divide dough into 5 portions and refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Divide each cookie dough portion into 10 pieces. Add 2 SOUR PATCH KIDS to each piece.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack to cool to room temperature.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.