Sunflower Butter Cookies
Last week my son started Summer Day Camp. He was so excited to see his friends from last summer, especially Alex! Both of them were inseparable at camp, we did get together occasionally during the school year, but not enough for Donavan.
Once camp started, Donavan asked if I wouldn’t pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for his daily lunch. I asked him why. He told me, he wanted to eat lunch with Alex! “Alex is allergic to peanuts. Can you buy sun butter for me so I can eat lunch with Alex?” he exclaimed. How adorable and caring is that?? Such a sweet kid. I told him yes, I would look into it. I’d never heard of sun butter, so I investigated.
Sun butter is sunflower seed butter, who knew! They have two varieties, natural and crunchy. I accidentally bought the crunchy, not realizing they had two types, I was just excited to find it!
If you read and follow my blog, you’ll also know that I’ve stumbled across this new cook book from Sweet Laurel, a bakery out of California, that uses alternative ingredients for baking. Low and behold as I was researching a new bake I came across Sunflower Butter Cookies! I reviewed the ingredients and realized, I have everything I need to make these! So here are the results and the recipe.
These cookies are great for individuals with nut allergies and dairy aversions. So I thought I would make them for this post. And, Donavan would have a treat that he could take to his friend Alex, yummy Sunflower Butter Cookies.
One thing to note, sunflower butter isn’t low in calories, in fact it has more fat and calories than peanut butter, but it’s a great alternative when your little ones need to take an alternative cookie to summer camp for their friends with peanut allergies!
Enjoy the bake!
Sunflower Butter Cookies
1 cup sunflower seed butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat a 350 degree oven. Stir all the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until a dough forms. I used a cookie scoop and place the dough on a Silpat or you could use parchment paper.
Place the tray of cookies in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to give them a chance to firm. Remove and use a fork to push down onto the cookie dough, just like a peanut butter cookie.
Bake the cookies for about 11-12 minutes. My oven runs on the cooler side of 350, check the bake after 10 minutes. Since it’s a dark dough, be sure to thoroughly bake. My first small tray (trial) came out doughy/raw in the center. My second bake I left in for 12 minutes and they were perfect!
Cool and serve!
Enjoy the bake and be sure to share your results!
|Nutrition Facts – Sunflower Butter Cookies|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7.1g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 0.8g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10.2g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 5.3g|
|Vitamin D 1mcg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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