Sunflower Seeds Butter Cookies(Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Recipe) - The main ingredient in these cookies is sunflower seeds butter. These cookies are easy to make and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.
Why You'll Enjoy This Recipe
Raise your hand! Who wants cookies? Especially if they are vegetarian and gluten-free.
A few days ago, I received some nut butter samples from this excellent company, Once Again Nut Butter. The company makes organic, gluten-free certified, non-GMO products that are delicious and affordable.
I tried peanut, cashew, sunflower seed, and almond butter. All of them are delicious, but sunflower seed butter was my favorite. (Read the review here)
The samples came with the cutest raccoon ever, which is the company's logo. We adopted and named him Ralphie, so now he is part of our family.
Did you know there is a story behind the raccoon logo that Once Again Nut Butter company has? It seems like four-bay raccoons grew up on the factory grounds.
Apparently orphaned, they really enjoyed the nut butter, so the company adopted them and created the logo in their honor.
Ralphie, the raccoon, is enjoying a photoshoot. 🙂
Anyway, I used sunflower seed butter to make these delicious cookies. The best part is that the cookies are vegetarian and gluten-free, so these cookies are the best for those who cannot eat gluten.
They are also very, VERY easy to make! For real! This recipe that follows is for a sunflower seed cookie that you can make in less than 30 minutes with great ingredients that I promise you can pronounce all of them!
The combination of sunflower seeds, butter, chopped dates, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and maple syrup is out of this world. The result? Here it is, in the picture! The most delicious cookie ever!
Why Sunflower Seeds?
This is what company Once Again Nut Butter says about sunflower seeds: "A popular snack at baseball fields across the country, these tiny seeds pack more than just a satisfying crunch.
They are rich in vitamin E and folate. Just a quarter cup of sunflower seeds supplies over 60% of your daily needs for vitamin E.
This combination makes them powerful in promoting cardiovascular health. Vitamin E also neutralizes free radicals as an antioxidant, protecting your brain and other cells in your body.
They also support healthy cholesterol levels with high amounts of phytosterols. Sunflower seeds have magnesium which is required by our muscles and skeletal system to maintain proper function.
Magnesium has an important role in your maintaining a good mood too. It has a calming effect and has been used in anti-depressant therapies with good results.
Finally, let’s highlight the selenium content in sunflower seeds. This essential nutrient has a critical role in thyroid hormone metabolism and has been noted for its ability to encourage DNA repair in damaged cells."
How To Make
The process is straightforward. Mix all ingredients,
and scoop them on a cookie tray:
Bake them at 350F for 14 minutes, and voila!
Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, these cookies are a winner! They are perfect for school snacks, nutritious, and very, very delicious! My family loved them!
Can I use other kinds of nut butter?
Of course, you can! Try cashew, peanuts, or even almond butter. Obviously, the taste will differ, but you will make this recipe versatile. Nobody will know that it is the same recipe, but you used different kinds of nut butter!
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Sunflower Seeds Butter Cookies(Vegetarian, Gluten Free Recipe)
- 1 cup Once Again Organic Sunflower Seed Butter
- 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
- ½ cup dates chopped
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Place all of the ingredients together in the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Mix on medium speed until the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Drop generous tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes until cookies are set, but still soft.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet.