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Sunflower Seed Cookies

 Sunflower Seed Cookies
We grow 800 acres of sunflowers and use the nutritious seeds in a variety of recipes.—Connie White, Stirum, North Dakota
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup roasted salted sunflower kernels

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.