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Sour Patch Kids Valentine's Day Cookies

These Sour Patch Kids Valentine's Day Cookies are a fun, unique, and tasty treat to bake for Valentine's Day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie, cookie recipe, valentine's day
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 dozen


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups Sour Patch Kids* divided


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, oil, sugar, and confectioners' sugar using a hand or stand mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time until smooth; then beat in the vanilla.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and kosher salt. Add all of this to the creamed mixture and mix until almost combined. Then add 2 3/4 cups of the Sour Patch Kids and gently mix to evenly distribute them.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball by pressing it with your hand. If desired, add an extra Sour Patch Kid to the top of each cookie.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Place cookies on wire racks to cool. Pack and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*I used the heart-shaped candies for Valentine's Day, but any variety will work.