This quick and easy SunButter Cookies is nut-free, dairy-free, protein-packed and requires only 5 ingredients.
Have you guys had a chance to try SunButter?
What’s really neat about this product, it has 7 grams of protein per serving and it’s vegan! Having that amount of protein while eating a cookie always makes me smile. Who wouldn’t? I guess it would also make you smile, too!
I gave my husband a cookie to try and he loved it. Once I told him SunButter’s main ingredient was sunflower seeds, he was surprised because he couldn’t really taste it.
As a vegan, it’s always pleasant to know that I can incorporate vitamins and minerals in everything that I bake. In this recipe, sunflower seeds are highlighted and I can name a few health benefits that you wouldn’t think is present in such a tiny flower seed. Sunflower seeds have a high content of fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C & E. This seed also has wonderful minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, selenium and iron. Are not all these healthy contents awesome?!?
If you are not still convinced by these vitamins and minerals I have mentioned above, read on!
Here are more reasons to try SunButter:
- Natural, simple, delicious.
- If you like sunflower seeds, you’ll love SunButter.
- You’ll love what’s in it, and what’s not.
- More vitamins and minerals than nut butter.
- Peanut free. Top 8 food allergen free.
Tips on How to Make SunButter Cookies:
- Before mixing the dry ingredients like all-purpose flour, baking soda, and brown sugar, sift them individually. This easy but very important step would make your cookies nice and evenly textured. It wouldn’t be fun biting into a lump of flour in between 🙂
- After baking your SunButter cookies, store them in an airtight container so you can enjoy them for several days – that is if you did not eat the whole batch in one sitting.
- For a more healthier cookie, you can add in flax seeds which are loaded with vitamins and minerals
How to Make SunButter Cookies:
After you have preheated your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to mix the ingredients. First, incorporate the brown sugar and the SunButter in a mixing bowl:
Mix the two ingredients until it looks like this:
Then add in the almond milk or whatever alternative milk that you would like to use in this recipe:
After mixing thoroughly it should resemble the picture below. Feel free to use a hand mixer, but as for me, I had a fork out and didn’t want to grab my mixer because I didn’t want any extra dishes to do:
Add all-purpose flour, mix it thoroughly until you almost don’t see any lumps. This helps you achieve a nice cookie dough without those flour lumps after it is baked:
How do you put your cookie dough on your baking mats? For me, I always use a mini ice cream scoop. Not only does it give you uniform-sized cookies, but it is also the easiest and fastest way to do it:
After having placed all your cookie dough in a baking mat, I have an additional step that I want to teach you. Use a fork to flatten your cookies before putting it in the oven:
I like to flatten it like this. You can see how it has like a criss-cross design to it. Not only does it make your cookies prettier, but this step also helps your cookies bake evenly:
Now, here are your SunButter cookies! All good to go in your favorite cookie jar or directly on a plate, ready to be devoured 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions for SunButter Cookies Recipe:
Q: Can I add chocolate chips to this recipe?
A: Yes, that is absolutely a delicious idea! If you are not into counting calories, add a scoop 🙂
Q: If I do not have almond milk on hand, can I use other milk varieties instead?
A: If you are vegan like me, you can use coconut milk, hemp milk or soy milk.
Q: The cookies I baked with SunButter turned green. Did I do something wrong?
A: No, you didn’t. You just might need to lessen the amount of baking soda as it reacts chemically to the SunButter when cooked BUT it is totally harmless.
Q: Can I add an egg to this recipe?
A: Yes, you can an egg or two to this recipe if you are not going for a completely vegan cookie. The SunButter itself does not contain any egg when it was manufactured.
Watch my Sunbutter Cookies STEP by STEP video:
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5 Ingredient SunButter Cookies
This quick and easy SunButter Cookies is nut free, dairy free, protein-packed and requires only 5 ingredients.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup SunButter
- ¼ cup alternative milk
- ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare the baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper or a baking mat.
- In a large bowl, mix the sugar and SunButter until combined, next add the almond milk and mix until well combined.
- Next add all purpose flour, baking soda and continue mixing.
- Using a cookie scooper, scoop the cookies on the baking sheet, and bake for 9-12 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and allow it to bake for 2 minutes on the pan. Transfer the cookies to the cookie rack to allow it to cool completely.
- I used almond milk in this recipe, but feel free to use soy milk or whatever you have available.
- If you want to change up the recipe, try adding chocolate chips, vanilla extract, banana, cinnamon or coconut shreds.
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