Oatmeal Sunflower Seed Cookie Recipe

I've been baking a bit more than usual lately and find it comforting in these stressful times. I like this recipe because it has the familiar flavor of traditional oatmeal cookies with less sugar and the added nutrition of sunflower seeds. If you have children at home, this may be a fun activity for you to do together. Sunflower seeds are very nutritious and satiating; they make you feel full!


1/2 cup of granulated suger

1 cup of light brown sugar

2 sticks of butter, softened

1 Tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup of milk, plus extra if needed

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 Tsp baking powder

1 Tsp baking soda

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup raisins

About 35 almonds, more if needed


Line three large cookie trays with parchment paper

Set oven temperature to 350

Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda together

Using an electric mixer, cream the sugars and butter together

Beat in the eggs and milk

Mix in the flour/sodas

If the dough is too thick to add oats, stir in some more milk

Add the oats, sunflower seeds and raisins, stir until blended

Using an ice cream scoop, place scoopfuls of dough onto the cookie trays, leave space for them to spread out as they bake.

Press one almond in the middle of each cookie

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, they are ready when the edges are golden brown.

Cool before storing in an air-tight container.

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