Friday, February 29, 2008

Sunbutter cookies

A woman came into Wholefoods the other day to do a demo of Sunbutter, which is a peanut butter-like product made from sunflower seeds. Apparently it's magically good for you, and is pretty delicious. It tastes like peanut butter, but is peanut (and tree-nut) free, and also at the same time tastes like sunflower seeds. I had been thinking about other kinds of things I could use to make Shauna's flourless PB cookies I like so much, like almond butter, soynut butter, etc. The Sunbutter lady sold me on Sunbutter, especially since it says "Gluten Free!" on the label. That's always a seller. So I made these cookies, Alex had the boys over to watch The Wire, and before they disappeared to watch they jumped on my cookies and ate half. They taste like sunflower, but cookies, and really good. Alex, who doesn't love peanut butter, loves these. I bet when I get back downstairs there won't be any more left.
Sunbutter Cookies
1 c Sunbutter sunflower seed butter
1 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 t baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350. Cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg and baking powder. Mix thoroughly, then form into quarter-sized balls and roll in granulated sugar. Bake 10 minutes.
Also good spread with Nutella and sandwiched!


  1. Mmm, these sound wonderful. I've never heard it called sunbutter - we normally buy sunfower-seed-butter, but yours has a much nicer ring to it.

    Might try these with honey.....

    x x x

  2. what ISN'T good spread with nutella??

  3. I haven't tried sunbutter in cookies yet, but I've tried cashew butter, almond butter, and even soy butter - each add a unique twist to recipes. I'll grab a jar of sunbutter next time I see one and give it a try. Good idea!

  4. We made these last night, they came out crisp on the outside, soft in the center and really yummy. I had to cook mine more like 15 minutes. We rolled ours in vanilla sugar, yum ,yum, yum. Thanks!

  5. Awesome! I'm glad you made them and they were delicious! Maybe I'll make some today.....