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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 67.8
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 44.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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Good Seed Cookies

Submitted by: 1LBDOWN

Introduction

Fiber, Potassium, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamins, and Protein...in a cookie? Yessir...read on...

I found the recipe for these cookies in a book of pretty healthy recipes called Olive Oil Baking. The recipe calls for Sesame seeds and lots more Sunflower seeds, but I ran out, so I skipped the Sesame seeds altogether and used flax seeds for the remainder of the Sunflower seeds (which the book suggested) and they're delicious! I was also a little low on brown sugar, so I added some agave nectar and it worked out beautifully. The tinge of cocoa powder was also my own addition. I was craving chocolate. :D My husband LOVES these cookies and he doesn't like anything healthy.

They're SO easy and they're not too sweet, which I love. You don't need a mixer, just 2 bowls, a whisk and a spoon.


To lighten them up even further, you could probably substitute even more of the brown sugar with more agave nectar. I can tell that dried fruit would also go nicely in these cookies and add some sweetness (maybe giving you the opportunity to cut back on some more brown sugar). Give it a shot and tell me what you think!
Fiber, Potassium, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamins, and Protein...in a cookie? Yessir...read on...

I found the recipe for these cookies in a book of pretty healthy recipes called Olive Oil Baking. The recipe calls for Sesame seeds and lots more Sunflower seeds, but I ran out, so I skipped the Sesame seeds altogether and used flax seeds for the remainder of the Sunflower seeds (which the book suggested) and they're delicious! I was also a little low on brown sugar, so I added some agave nectar and it worked out beautifully. The tinge of cocoa powder was also my own addition. I was craving chocolate. :D My husband LOVES these cookies and he doesn't like anything healthy.

They're SO easy and they're not too sweet, which I love. You don't need a mixer, just 2 bowls, a whisk and a spoon.


To lighten them up even further, you could probably substitute even more of the brown sugar with more agave nectar. I can tell that dried fruit would also go nicely in these cookies and add some sweetness (maybe giving you the opportunity to cut back on some more brown sugar). Give it a shot and tell me what you think!

Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
    1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
    1/2 t Baking Soda
    1/2 t salt (unless you're using salted seeds, then skip the salt)
    1 1/2 C Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
    1/4 C Sunflower Seeds (unsalted and shelled)
    1/3 C Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted and hulled - these are often called "Pepitas" in the store and can be found inexpensively in the International aisle)
    1/2 C Olive Oil
    3/4 C Dark Brown Sugar, packed (or 2/3 C Dark Brown Sugar and 2 T Agave Nectar)
    1 egg
    1 t vanilla extract
    3 T Cocoa Powder (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine thoroughly.
Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine thoroughly.
Drop rounded spoonsful onto parchment.
Bake at 350 for 11-12 mins., or until edges are browned.


I froze half of the dough, because there are just two of us.


Serving Size: The recipe says that it makes 4 doz. cookies. That looks about right.






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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have sunflower seeds so I added in some cranberries and flaked coconut. I used the agave and brown sugar but think next time I will cut back on the brown sugar. They were a little sweeter than I expected but very good! - 11/11/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try these this weekend ... Thanks!! - 11/7/11

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