Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seed Cookies

I’ve wanted to make these cookies ever since I first saw them. But I could never get my hands on chocolate covered sunflower seeds until the other day while shopping at Marshalls. I should’ve known I could find this semi-unusual treat at their store! I even found July 4 colored ones that I will have to save for next year (stay tuned?).

These cookies were great. And I love that I can convince myself that they are healthy due to the sunflower seeds. That means I can eat twice as many as usual right? So ten in one sitting? Sounds good to me!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs, at room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

2-1/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground sea salt

1-1/2 cups chocolate covered sunflower seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with silpats or parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and scrape down bowl after each addition. Add vanilla and beat for 30 seconds.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine and sift together flour, baking soda and sea salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low until fully incorporated. Stir in chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
  4. Form into 1-inch balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on pan and then move to wire rack.

Source: Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

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