Sunflower butter is a great alternative for kids with peanut allergies. It’s made from sunflower seeds and can be found at your local natural food store. Here is a great recipe for a peanut-free version of peanut butter cookies.
Sunflower Butter Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sunflower butter
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional: Chocolate chips
- Cream butter until soft and smooth. Add the sugars and cream again. Mix in the sunflower butter and an egg.
- Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). Stir into the sugar/butter.
- You can stick this in the fridge for a few hours if you want but I always skip this step as I want cookies right away when baking!
- Preheat oven to 375?F.
- Roll (or use a cookie scoop) dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies a bit and use a fork to make crisscross patterns.
- Bake until light brown, about 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets for about a minute or they will break when you try and take them off. Let them finish cooling on a rack.
- Enjoy! Warning if you eat too many of these at once you will feel sick.
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