Sunflower Seed Cookies

All of the kids gave these cookies the thumbs up! The recipe makes a huge batch (we made 72), so is a great one to get through the school lunch boxes for the week. You do need to roast the sunflower seeds first, so that adds about 20 – 30 minutes to the cooking time, but the recipe is easy and after that, very quick to make.

Sunflower seeds give these cookies a boost in the nutrition stakes:

In addition to providing linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), sunflower seeds are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, some amino acids (especially tryptophan), vitamin E, several B vitamins (especially thiamine, pantothenic acid, and folic acid). Additionally, they are rich in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols. Furthermore, sunflower seeds boast a low glycemic index as well as high levels of protein and minerals including magnesium and copper. – Source: Wikipedia

Sunflower Seed Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 225 grams butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

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2. Spread sunflowers on to a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

3. Increase the oven temperature to 175 degrees Celsius.

4. Chop the butter and then slightly soften the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds. You don’t have to do this step, but it does make it easier to cream the butter if it is softened up a bit.

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5. In a large bowl add the butter and sugars. Beat with an electric beater until light and fluffy.

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6. Add one egg and beat until well combined. Add the second egg and do the same.

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7. Add the vanilla and beat again.

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8. In another bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon.

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9. Add the flour to the butter and mix with a wooden spoon.

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10. Add the oats, coconut, and sunflower kernels and combine well.

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11. Use a tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. Place them onto baking trays lined with baking paper, leaving plenty of room for spreading.

12. Cook for about 10 minutes or until they are golden.

13. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies harden upon cooling

Enjoy!

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Sunflower Seed Cookies
 
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Recipe type: lunch box
Ingredients:
  • 225 grams butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. Spread sunflowers on to a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 175 degrees Celsius.
  4. Chop the butter and then slightly soften the butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds. You don’t have to do this step, but it does make it easier to cream the butter if it is softened up a bit.
  5. In a large bowl add the butter and sugars. Beat with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
  6. Add one egg and beat until well combined. Add the second egg and do the same.
  7. Add the vanilla and beat again.
  8. In another bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  9. Add the flour to the butter and mix with a wooden spoon.
  10. Add the oats, coconut, and sunflower kernels and combine well.
  11. Use a tablespoon of dough and roll into balls. Place them onto baking trays lined with baking paper, leaving plenty of room for spreading.
  12. Cook for about 10 minutes or until they are golden.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies harden upon cooling. Enjoy!

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

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Thu


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How else do you use sunflower seeds in your cooking?