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Sunbutter Oatmeal Cookies

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Pastry


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ cup Sunbutter or creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  •  cup old-fashioned oats
  •  cup chocolate-covered sunflower seeds or chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and Sunbutter until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, oatmeal, and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds; stir into the creamed mixture. Refrigerate for at least two hours or up to five days in a bowl covered in plastic wrap.
  3. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Use a cookie scoop to form cookies and place, evenly spaced about 2-inches apart, on a parchment-lined baking sheet; press down slightly.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the outsides are set and the middle is just beginning to set. Don’t over-bake. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. They should be soft. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


  • Sunbutter can be found at most grocery stores or ordered online here. Chocolate covered sunflower seeds were found at Trader Joe’s. They can be replaced with chocolate chips!
  • Sunbutter can tend to have a weird reaction with some environments and can turn a slight greenish color if overbaked. Don’t be alarmed! They’ll still taste the same, it’s just something that happens if the Sunbutter oxidizes.