Monday, June 15, 2009


Recently one of my favorite stores added a new product, "sunflower butter". A little experimentation and an adaptation of another recipe resulted in the following:

Sunflower cookies

1/2 c rolled oats
2 c all purpose flower
1t baking powder
1t baking soda
1t salt

Stir above together in bowl.

2 sticks (1c) butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 t vanilla

3/4 c sunflower butter
2 large eggs
6oz shelled, roasted, & salted sunflower seeds

In a large bowl, cream butter & both sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in sunflower butter and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add sunflower seeds, beating until just combined.

Optional (and good) 6 oz dried snipped apricots, added with the sunflower seeds.

Chill dough, 2 hours to overnight.
Bake at 325 F for 15 minutes, or until pale golden.

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