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Sunflower Cookies Recipe

These cookies are a tradition in my Kansas hometown. Sometimes I add chopped nuts, raisins or dates.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the oil, honey, eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to honey mixture and mix well.(dough will be very soft). Stir in sunflower kernels.
  • 2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 128 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 64 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.