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Sunflower Seed and Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 1/3 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened slightly
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seed kernels (unroasted, unsalted seeds for heart health)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. In another bowl combine the oats, sunflower seed kernels and the wheat germ. Set aside.

In large mixer bowl cream the butter until fluffy then add the sugar slowly, creaming them together completely. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Add the sifted flour mixture into creamed mixture. Blend well. Fold in the sunflower seed mixture.

Place a teaspoon of batter 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes, do not over bake. Cool on rack. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.

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