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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

2 each: 128 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Eris Song User ID: 5443368 70480
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"These taste more like a "bar" to me than a cookie, but I still thought they were good. They are something I can snack on without feeling to bad, since they are pretty healthy compared to most cookies. They also taste like they might be good with some chocolate chips or dried cranberry in them!"

janet.wallenfang User ID: 2702506 35910
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Very flat and bland. Not sweet like a cookie at all, more like a flavorless cracker."

lorilucky User ID: 1121850 74977
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2009

"it needs a picture"

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