Coconut Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies, #23

December 23:

My dear friend, Auntie Karen, spent the last week visiting us. As is always the case when Auntie Karen visits, the kitchen was filled with fragrant, delicious aromas from morning until night. Some people are just FUN to cook with. Over the years I’ve learned so much about food and cooking from Karen.

This week as Karen and I teamed up in the kitchen, there were countless times when I would reach for a utensil or ingredient only to find Karen already handing it to me. When I started making chicken curry for dinner, Karen had the onions, garlic, and spices browning in a skillet before I even mentioned that I needed those things done. It was fun to cook with someone so smoothly.

One of the treats that Auntie Karen made for my boys this week were these butter cookies. I personally never get tired of chocolate chip cookies, but sometimes I get tired of BRINGING chocolate chip cookies to potlucks. I often think that a little variety would be a good thing and these cookies provide just that type of variety.

Coconut Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Cream together:

  • 1 1/2 c. butter (3 sticks)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3 c. flour

Stir in:

  • 1 c. raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 c. coconut

Bake at 375° until golden brown on an ungreased cookie sheet or baking parchment.

These cookies are a great treat for someone who doesn’t like chocolate. Since there are no eggs in this recipe, it also is a good one for those with egg allergies.