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Sunflower Seed Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:60 servings


  • 1 cup butter or margarine, 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


  • 1. In a mixing 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 111 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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