Oatmeal, Coconut and Sunflower Seed Cookies

Oatmeal, Coconut and Sunflower Seed Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen

Chewy oats, rich coconut and crunchy sunflower seeds are an enticing combination in these cookies--a worthy treat for the lunch box or with afternoon tea.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup grated unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats, either quick-cooking or regular (quick cooking will make a finer cookie)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Put butter and sugar into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt and beat again just until combined. Stir in coconut and sunflower seeds. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour and baking powder, then add to butter mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined.

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, then set aside to let cool. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: About 2 cookies, 210 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 4g protein
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