mini sunflower butter cookies
M had her first splash day at summer camp yesterday.
She was so excited she started dancing & singing with her sunscreen…
(Yes… I know she’s a little pale ;))
I thought it would be fun to send her to school with a special treat for her class.
Since her school is peanut-free (not nut-free) and no one in her class had allergies, I made some mini sunflower butter cookies.
Complete with little chocolate covered sunflower seeds on top.
Cute! Cute! Cute!
All you do is take your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe and use sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter.
I also used whole-wheat pastry flour 🙂
These cookies were perfect for little hands!
Recipe idea inspired by Eat Live Run
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup creamy sunflower seed butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking, soda, and salt in medium bowl.
With mixer on medium high speed, beat butter and both sugars for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla. Beat until smooth. (Be sure to scrape down the sides.) Add peanut butter and beat until creamy.
Slowly add flour mixture to creamy mixture. At low speed beat until just combined.
Drop by small teaspoonful onto baking sheet (sprayed w/ non-stick cooking spray). Make sure cookies are 1 inch apart. Flatten each ball slightly with your finger tips. Arrange chocolate covered sunflower seeds onto each cookie. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until edges are slightly golden. Let set on baking sheet for 3 minutes then transfer to cooling rack to cool.
I love all the colors in these cookies! She is adorable:)
her hair is adorable but nothing takes the cake but her! 🙂 hope the pregnancy is going well!
Thanks Maria 🙂
I LOVE M’s braids 🙂 And I also love sunflower butter 🙂
M is adorable! And I am so impressed that you can get her to sit still to let you braid her hair. Hope you are feeling well. My daughter is starting preschool in the fall and I’m going to keep this recipe on hand when it’s my turn for class treats. (Her school is totally nut-free.) Thanks!
Thanks for the sweet comment Jennifer 🙂 So far I’m feeling good! Let me know if you make the cookies 🙂
Those cookies look delish! And congrats on having a child who LIKES to put on sunscreen! 🙂
Those are absolutely adorable! My kids love chocolate covered sunflower seeds, this cookie is perfect! Great for a peanut free school snack, thank you! 🙂
Hope that little cutie-pie has a ball !!
So I’m assuming you are the favorite Mom now?? 🙂
i loved those cookies when jenna made them and yours are cute too! and what a cutie pie in that yellow bathing suit!
I have everything I need to make these and I REALLY need to! I think I’m gonna do it on Saturday morning – can’t wait!
Yay! Let me know how they turn out 🙂
I can’t get over how cute M is in every photo! These cookies look delicious.
What a sweet little girl and those cookies are so cute.
I love the swimsuit!
Thanks Maureen! 🙂
i need to make these
have seen jenna and then erica/itzy make them…and now you.
i need them too!
The cookies look amazingly perfect! M is getting so big and cuter every day!