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Crisp Sunflower Cookies Recipe

"This is the 'Sunflower State', and these crisp cookies feature sunflower seeds," says Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup salted sunflower kernels

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, coconut and sunflower kernels.
  • 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 197 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.