Rating: 4.5 stars
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 21.9g; fat 8.1g; cholesterol 23.9mg; sodium 102.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
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! Read More
(29)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2006
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. Read More
(6)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
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! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
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! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2005
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 cookie...it 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! Read More
(18)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2005
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2010
The perfect cookie. Everyone loved these. They are slightly chewy a little crispy on the outside and the buttery nutty flavor is delicious. Followed the recipe including the optional coconut (I will include it next time again) except used fall colored chocolate covered sunflower seeds. These were gone in one day and hubby and all the kids have asked for them again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
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. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
I made these cookies to use up a bag of sunflower seeds I had purchased for another recipe. Usually my family dislikes nuts and seeds but they loved these cookies! Next time I may try adding raisins as suggested or some other type of dried fruit. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2004
Good cookie. Slightly chewy inside. Crunchy outside. Very healthy. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
03/08/2006
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. Read More
(6)