Sunsational Cookies

Start to Finish: 30 Minutes

Servings: 24 Cookies



1/2 cup margarine

1/2 cup SunButter® (any variety)

1/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1 egg beaten

2 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda*

1/4 teaspoon baking powder*

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar (for dipping)

3/4 cup sunflower kernels


*Sometimes, but not always, the natural chlorophyll contained in sunflower seeds reacts with baking soda and baking powder in the recipe, causing a green color inside the cookies after they cool. This is completely harmless! Depending on the recipe you can reduce baking soda/powder by about one third or a splash of lemon juice may help prevent any “greening”.



  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, cream margarine, SunButter, brown sugar and corn syrup until light and fluffy. Add egg, mix well.
  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, stirring to combine. Gradually add to creamed SunButter mixture.
  4. In small dish or shallow bowl place sugar. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and dip tops in sugar; flatten with glass on cookie sheet and sprinkle with sunflower seed kernels.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on pan slightly before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store cookies in airtight container
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