Crunchy SunButter Cookies

by Ann on March 11, 2010

I’ve been wanting to make some tree-nut free and peanut-free cookies with SunButter for quite some time now, and I finally got around to doing it!  My version tastes like trail mix.  Except instead of hiking around I’m sitting here on my butt typing this.  I’ve actually never tried a SunButter cookie before.  I usually make peanut butter cookies.  But with the fact that pretty much every school has gone peanut free and I didn’t like my last batch of almond butter cookies, I decided to try something different (for me).  You know how when you eat sunflower seeds, you kinda taste them near the back of your tongue on both sides?  The seed butter has the same effect on me so by eating the cookies, I do get that lingering sunflower flavor on the back sides of my tongue.  I’m a pretty sensitive taster, so maybe it’s just me?  Regardless, I like eating sunflower seeds and really like these cookies!

I added oats to bulk up the cookie and make it a little hearty.  The coconut flakes give it little nuttniess.  Coconut can be considered a tree-nut, but most people with tree-nut allergies are not allergic to coconut.  If you are, just omit it.  To read more about tree nut allergies, check this out.  The pumpkin seeds give the cookies a great crunch along with extra nutrients, and the hemp seeds give it a nice kick of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.  The raisins add some extra sweetness and chewyness.  All in all, I love the texture of the cookie- a little crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside! 

Crunchy SunButter Cookies


  • 1 cup SunButter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds (I used shelled)
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • Using blender in a large bowl, mix wet ingredients
  • Add dry, blend well
  • Drop cookies by tablespoon full (I use mini cookie-scooper and pack it tightly…can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond)
  • Press down slightly
  • Bake 7-8 minutes

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ann March 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Rebecca, Yes! It’s sunflower seeds- you should try the butter just to see how it tastes!

rebecca subbiah March 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm

oh they look really good is the sun butter with sunflower seeds then?

Ann March 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

Wow, thanks!

Desirae Arends March 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

Crunchy SunButter Cookies are the BEST cookie I ever ate…I am making some this morning!!!

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