Ingredient List
For the cookies:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds (shelled)
For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds (shelled)
For the sunflower blossom cookies
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • In medium bowl sift flour with cream of tartar and baking soda; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat shortening, sugar, brown sugar, and oil until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat 3 minutes. Stir in flour mixture and sunflower seeds until well combined.

  • Shape into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with chocolate chips in the center and whole sunflower seeds fashioned in a spoke pattern to resemble a sunflower.

  • Bake 12 – 13 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and cool.

  • Test Kitchen Tip: Set timer to bake cookies for 11 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully fill in center with additional chocolate chips. Return to oven 1-2 minutes.

  • NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 COOKIE, 26g): 130 calories, 70 calories from fat, 8g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 5mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein, 20mcg folate 0mg vitamin C, 1mg iron, 5mg calcium.

  • Photo: Sunflower Blossom Cookies.

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