Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 52 mins

Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies

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"A sweet oatmeal cookie with crunchy toasted sunflower seeds. This cookie is a family favorite. It calls for coconut, but I like them better without the coconut."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    52 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar, and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the rolled oats and sunflower seeds. Stir in coconut if desired. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Leave room for spreading.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cookies begin to brown around the edge. Allow cookies to set for a few minutes on the sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 28, 2009

Light, buttery, crispy, crackly, chewy, pretty and delicious all describe this cookie. I used chocolate covered, candy coated sunflower seeds and the optional coconut which made these especially pretty and different. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to heighten flavor. I refrigerated my dough about an hour, used a small cookie scoop not bothering to flatten them at all, and found they spread just the right amount - not too flat, not too poofy. Nice balance of flavors between the oatmeal, sunflower seeds and coconut. I would have to call this a nearly perfect cookie. I dare you to eat just one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2006

These were okay, but it could be b/c I used lowfat butter and Splenda in them. I might try again but I will try it with the real stuff.

Aug 29, 2002

I made these cookies with whole wheat flower and they turned out great! I also left out the coconut. I brought them to work and they were a hit!

Oct 07, 2005

Yum...I love sunflower seeds and oatmeal cookies and this is a great mixture of both...I went a bit further I added mini chocolate chips and turned them into a bar is a great easy way to get a great cookie and takes less time...Baked approx 20 minutes...depends on your oven. Baked the bar cookie on a extra large professional bakers sheet and covered with aluminum foil, inverted when cool..and peeled off the alumimun foil...lots of bars..THANKS!

Jul 09, 2005

These are great! 4 stars because they are a little on the dry side. I feel like they could use some olive oil, more butter, or something? I added 1 cup raisins & 1 cup very finely chopped sunflower seeds. I used Amish vanilla extract, which gives it a nice rich flavor. My children love these and I don't feel as guilty about the sugar and fat when the "healthy" ingredients far outway the "unhealthy". Sunflower seeds and whole oats are so beneficial to our health, and I think most parents would find it hard to get their child to eat a handful of sunflower seeds alone! Great recipe. Will make again, next time adding some extra virgin olive oil.

Mar 07, 2011

Many people tried these cookies and everyone thought they were awesome! I used 1 c. whole wheat flour and added a bit of ground flax. Will make again for sure.

Jan 03, 2011

excellent! I used salted roasted sunflower seeds and they add such a delicious and different crunch. The second batch I made I added m&ms. I can see all sorts of yummy additions...all very good. Easy to make too.

May 04, 2011

Wonderful cookie! I did not add no comment there. I did not have vanilla so I added almond extract with gave the cookie another layer of nutty flavor! YUM. Then I experimented.... I made some plain (my husband will love) I made some with chocolate chips -- they are good I made some with butterscotch chips - fabulous I made some with raisins - awesome. What a GREAT recipe! Thanks.


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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