Sunsational Sun Butter Cookies

Have you ever tried sunflower seed butter before? It’s just like any other nut butter in consistency and color, but is completely nut free, making it a delicious and healthful option for those of us with nut allergies. Sunflower seed butter also has one-third less saturated fat than peanut butter and 27 percent of a day’s recommended allowance of vitamin E. Into it! Although peanut butter will always be my favorite (as seen from my pb post here) sun butter now lands not too far behind. I’ve never baked with sunflower seed butter before and yesterday seemed like as good of an occasion as any, so I whipped up some cookies using the nutless butter wonder spread. These sun-sational cookies knock it out of the park. Per usu, these cookies are gluten and sugar free as well, so even those of us with wheat, dairy, nut or soy allergies can enjoy these cookies with a sunny smile on their face. The sun is out my friends and it’s gonna be a seriously scrumptious day.

Sunsational Sun Butter Cookies

(makes 17 cookies)

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup creamy roasted sun butter
  • 1/4 cup light agave nectar
  • 2 Tablespoons Earth Balance
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine almond flour, salt and baking soda.
In a medium bowl mix together sun butter, agave, earth balance and vanilla with a hand mixer.
Blend dry ingredients into wet with hand mixer until well combined.
Scoop dough 1 tablespoon at a time onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Flatten using the back of a fork.
Bake at 350° for 6-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Let cool (or not) and eat!!!
Nutritional Facts (per cookie): 107 calories, 7.4 g fat, 1.6 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 3.5 g protein
And here’s the ditty I sang while devouring these bad boys:
(To the tune of “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles)
Here comes the sun (butter cookie), here comes the sun,
and I say it tastes good
Little cookie, you spent a short time in the oven
Little cookie, it feels like years since you’ve been here (in my mouth)
Here comes the sun (butter cookie), here comes the sun
and I say it tastes good

Little cookie, you’re made of seeds and not nut butter
Little cookie, it feels like years since you’ve been here (in my mouth)
Here comes the sun (butter cookie), here comes the sun
and I say it tastes good

Sun, butt, er, cookie crumbs…
Sun, butt, er, cookie crumbs…
Sun, butt, er, cookie crumbs…
Sun, butt, er, cookie crumbs…
Sun, butt, er, cookie crumbs…

(Now imagine me spinning in a grassy field with interchanging close ups of my face and a giant sun butter cookie staring back at me while this song – sung by me – plays in the background…)
Still. Single.
xoxo
Your Vegan Girlfriend
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