Monday, April 04, 2005

Sunflower Seed Cookies

My Mom makes these all the time! They are sweet and unique, and probably my favorite cookie of all time. She actually got the recipe from Peg Loveland, who taught Kindergarten in Concordia, Kansas for many years. So if you are related to the McDonald's or the Lovelands or otherwise hung out with schoolteachers in Concordia, then this recipe is something that you know and love.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbs sugar (hold back the 2 Tbs sugar in a small bowl)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups + 2 Tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup salted-roasted sunflower seeds (shelled, of course!)


Wet Team. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until soft and fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth.

Dry Team. Sift flour, soda, and salt together.

Combine. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and blend in seeds.

Bake. Roll dough into 2" cookie balls. Roll each ball in the sugar that was held back and drop on the cookie sheet. Flatten the balls into a nice circle. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until done.


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