More often than not, I stick to pretty classic variations of cookies. I mix things up a little with pretzels or toffee, but nothing seriously out of the ordinary. This weekend, I was baking with my mom, and we decided to throw a few new things together and see how they came out — these Oatmeal Sunflower Seed Coconut cookies were a real success!
You will need:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup sunflower kernels, roasted
Pre-heat your oven to 350. In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add eggs and vanilla and combine. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Mix in oats, coconut, and sunflower kernels. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet, and bake for 8-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Allow cookies to cool for about 1 minute on the cookie sheet, then move cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
For the amount of sugar in these cookies, they really weren’t overwhelmingly sweet. I’ve been eating them as a nice little breakfast cookie! Most definitely a recipe I will use again 🙂