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Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy and satisfying. These butter cookies are packed with nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, raw sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed and sunflower seed butter.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sunflower Seed Butter

Can I Make Sunflower Seed Butter at Home?

Where Can I Buy Sunflower Seed Butter?

In my local grocery store, sunflower seed butter can be found in the health food section among the other nut and seed butters. It’s not in the peanut butter, honey, jam section, but only in the health food area.

Is Sunflower Seed Butter Okay for Peanut Allergies?

Sunflower seed butter can be a good alternative for those with peanut allergies. Just ensure that the sunflower seed butter you purchase is certified peanut-free.

How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, flaxseed, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Whisk together thoroughly.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar for several minutes until the butter is light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in room temperature eggs one at a time and then stir in the sunflower seed butter.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Roll 2 tbsp of cookie dough into balls and place on the baking sheet. Flatten the dough balls with the palm of your hand. If desired, top with a few extra chocolate chips and a sprinkle of raw sunflower seeds.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. (Bake for around 7 minutes for softer cookies.) Allow the cookies to cool slightly and enjoy!

Tips for Making Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

  • When you purchase sunflower seed butter, check the ingredients to make sure you buy a jar that has no added sugar.
  • Good news! These cookies don’t need to be chilled in the fridge before baking.
  • Mix it up! This recipe is versatile – omit the sunflower seeds and instead throw in ⅓ of a cup of your favourite cookie add-ins like walnuts, pecans, dried cranberries, raisins, white chocolate, bits of Skor, whatever you love.
  • This is a great recipe for children to help with because there are so many dry ingredients that need to be measured and poured and mixed. My children also love flattening out the cookie dough balls before baking and adding a few chocolate chips to the top of each cookie.
  • If you like soft cookies, then pull them out of the oven right at or just before the 8 minute mark. They will be crisp and set on the edges but still soft in the centre.
  • If you want to swap the sunflower seed butter for another nut or seed butter you can. Try cashew butter, almond butter, or tahini!

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Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Sunflower Seed Butter Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy and satisfying. These cookies are packed with nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, raw sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed and sunflower seed butter.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose or spelt flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup smooth sunflower seed butter unsweeteened
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

To Top The Cookies

  • sprinkle of sunflower seeds
  • a few extra chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, flaxseed, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Whisk together thoroughly.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar for several minutes until the butter is light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in room temperature eggs one at a time and then stir in the sunflower seed butter.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Roll 2 tbsp of cookie dough into balls and place on the baking sheet. Flatten the dough balls with the palm of your hand. If desired, top with a few extra chocolate chips and a sprinkle of raw sunflower seeds.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. (Bake for around 7 minutes for softer cookies.) Allow the cookies to cool slightly and enjoy!

Notes

  • The cookies in the photos were made with spelt flour and coconut sugar. Bake for a minute or two less if making with spelt flour and coconut sugar for soft cookies. 
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‘Til next time,

Christy

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Hi! I’m Christy, a happy wife and mother to three boys, a nutritionist, a food lover and a Canadian. Creating and experimenting in the kitchen is my idea of an afternoon well spent. To me, a clean kitchen is an empty canvas of possibility and that means my kitchen never stays clean for long. My dream is that one or more of the recipes I share here will inspire you, perhaps even becoming a cherished family favourite.

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