Do you ever have cookie emergencies? As in, you need some STAT!? Then here’s the remedy – just 4 ingredients, a few minutes of your time, and you’ve got yourself a batch of gluten free goodness!
With the end of the school holidays upon us, I’ve been thinking about packed lunches and trying to figure out how to keep them interesting. I wrote a post with my 10 lunchbox ideas earlier so my brain was already hard-wired into thinking of more ideas. So at 19:45 I decided to make some cookies. And at 20:00, I had a baked batch!
My obsession with sunflower seeds continues on from these sunflower and tahini crackers so I decided to grind some seeds into flour and work from there. I wanted to keep it simple so kept the ingredients down to a minimum. I used peanut butter (made with only peanuts, no added nasties) but you can substitute this with any other nut butter that you’d prefer to use. I reckon macadamia would be delicious! A bit of raw honey thrown in, and some baking powder, and that was it – a dough was formed.
It was easy to handle, soft but sturdy (not crumbling all over the place), and I managed to get 7 good sized cookies out of just 1/2 a cup of seeds. This makes it a handy little recipe for those mid-afternoon slumps or like today, last minute lunch box needs!
Recipe for Sunflower Seed and Nut Butter Cookies
Yield: 6-7 good sized cookies
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
What you need
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup nut butter
3 tspns raw honey/date paste/sweetner of your choice
1/2 tspn baking powder
What you need to do
1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
2. Grind sunflower seeds to create flour.
3. Mix all the ingredients together and form a dough.
4. Break off pieces of dough and form into biscuits. I used a fork to push them down and flatten (gave it a little pattern too).
5. Bake! Check after 10 minutes and be careful – it can go from just about done to burnt in about 10 seconds. Done!
These are great for lunches, afternoon teas, birthday parties, or just plain ‘I need a cookie and I need one now’ moments. Super quick, super simple, and super yum! Enjoy 😉
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