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Sunflower Seed Cookies Recipe

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We grow 800 acres of sunflowers and use the nutritious seeds in a variety of recipes.—Connie White, Stirum, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup roasted salted sunflower kernels

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 111 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add water and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in sunflower sees.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: about 10 dozen.
Originally published as Sunflower Seed Cookies in Country Woman September/October 1996, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 111 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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