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Sunflower Butter Cookies


Prep time:10 mins

Cook time:12 mins

Total time:22 mins


  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter (nut free), or favorite nut butter (find one low in sugar and carbs)
  • 1 egg
  • Sweetener of choice: ⅔ cup coconut sugar for paleo, or for low carb use ⅔ cup erythritol (sugar free), where to buy erythritol
  • ⅓ cup butter or coconut oil, melted.

Sunflower Decoration:

  • 2 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
  • 12 dark chocolate chips (dairy and soy free kind) or sugar free kind, like this one, or if you don’t eat chocolate, then use 12 raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine: 1 egg, ½ cup sunflower seed butter, sweetener of choice, and ⅓ cup melted butter or melted coconut oil, and 6 Tbsp coconut flour.
  3. Mix together thoroughly. Place dough in mixing bowl into the freezer for 12 minutes to make dough less sticky and spread less while baking.
  4. Place your decorating chocolate chips or raisins and sunflower seeds in a bowl near the baking sheet.
  5. Once dough is cold and more solid, then form into 12 dough balls and put each on the baking sheet. Flatten the tops of the dough a little.  Push a chip or raisin into the center of each cookie. Then place and gently push the sunflower seeds around the chip or raisin in the cookie.
  6. After decorating, Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes or until cookies are browning.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 12 minutes or more to firm up a little before taking off baking sheet as they will be very soft when first out of the oven.
  8. Once completely cooled, remove from sheet and serve.


Nutritional data for Paleo Version (includes decorations): Serving : 1 medium size cookie, Cal: 185, Carbs: 16 g / Net Carbs: 13.4 g, Fiber: 2.6 g, Fat: 12 g, Protein: 4 g, sugar: 13 g

Nutritional Data for Low Carb Version (includes decorations): serving: 1 medium size cookie, Cal: 148, Carbs: 5.6 g/ Net Carbs: 3 g, Fiber: 2.6, Fat; 12 g, Protein: 4 g, Sugar: 2 g

via Sunflower Butter Cookies |.

The Verdict

Good cookies, and a solid recipe, but they don’t taste like cookies.  My 6-year-old stepson announced that they were “gross” after devouring the whole thing, while the 9-year-old nibbled at them slowly.  These are more appropriately breakfast cookies, or, as my partner put it, “they taste like muffins.”

Ease of Baking

  • Timing 
  • Simplicity 
  • Availability 


  • Bland  Rich
  • Not sweet  Sweet
  • Mild  Spicy


  • Dry and Crumbly  Wet and Gooey
  • Crunchy  Chewy
  • Cookie  Cake


  • Appearance 

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