I have a hard time not putting a treat in my daughters lunch bag during the week. Some moms treat kids with gummies, pudding or Kisses, I looooove making a “Cookie of the Week”, buuuuut not every week 😉
This week I baked up a batch of Chocolate Chunk Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies for my girl, being considerate of the kids at school with peanut allergies.
To be honest, I actually baked 3 batches, one without chocolate, one to freeze for later and of course the family batch.
This recipe is actually a modification of my Sunny Day Sunbutter Cookies, which was already a simple recipe to whip up.
For me, cookies are the easiest thing to make. Toss some ingredients in a bowl, make sure there’s enough sugar and/or egg to keep everything bound together and bake. If it tastes funky cover in melted chocolate. Amazing baking rules to live by right?
Anyway, this time I decided to add some coconut flour and baking soda to give the cookies a bit of lightness about them. Also, I added some chunks of chocolate, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks are my favorite.
Remember, too much baking soda will make your cookies bitter and, if you go super overboard, will make you bloat and burp. Just a warning.
Anyway, have fun with this recipe. Try adding a twist of your own, maybe roll in some cinnamon or add some banana chips? Modify for your taste and share in the comments section.
- ¼ c. coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 c.sunflower seed butter, unsweetened (I use MaraNatha)
- ⅔c. organic coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c. dark chocolate, chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Combine coconut flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl
- Drain any excess oil that might be on top of the seed butter
- In a large bowl combine seed butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla
- Using an electric mixture (or by hand if you want a little arm workout) blend until smooth
- Add flour mixture and continue to blend
- Stir in the chocolate
- Place 1-2 tbsp balls onto the cookie sheet, leaving 1 inch of room in between each
- Gently press down on the cookie, flattening it just slightly
- Place into oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until brown
IF you use a pre-sweetened product, you may want to cut sugar in half, but the sweeter the better in opinion 😉