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Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies

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2010 Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies

2010 Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Not only do these Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies taste delicious, they are loaded with fiber. These Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies can also be made into drop cookies. Look at the bottom of the recipe for the baking directions.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 Sunflower Almond Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (if raw, lightly toast them)
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9x13 baking pan. Combine first set of ingredients with wire whisk. Set aside. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add in flour mixture until well combined. Hand stir in oats, sunflower seeds and almonds. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Drop Cookie Directions:
Make up cookie dough. Place in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheet. Wipe off excess. Drop cookies by heaping teaspoonful onto prepared cookie sheet. Leave 2-inches between cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and cool completely. Makes 3 dozen drop cookies.
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