Friday, February 03, 2006

Sunflower Cookies

I recently bought "Två Systrars Söta", a cookbook by Lisa and Monica Eisenmann who are the owners of The Cookbook Café. The first recipe to be tried from the book - Sunflower Cookies. I actually had one of these when I was last in the café for lunch, and wow, it was delicious. So, I knew I was in for a special treat when I made them myself.

The sisters write in the recipe that you should make a triple batch, because no one can stop eating these. True - oh, so true.

Sunflower Cookies

200 g butter
230 g sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
160 g flour
110 g wholewheat flour
1 ts baking powder
2 tbsp vanilla sugar
90 g sunflower seeds + 2 tbsp

Preheat the oven to 175°C. Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. (Keep the butter cold and in small pieces if you use a Kitchen-Aid or similar, or let the butter become soft if you beat by hand.) Add the syrup, and stir. Mix in all the dry ingredients, except for the two extra tablespoons of sunflower seeds.

Shape into flattened logs on lined baking sheets, and sprinkle with the reserved seeds. Bake for 15 minutes. While still warm, cut into large cookies on a diagonal. Transfer to a rack, and let them cool completely.

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Dagmar said...

I love these, they taste wonderful. My photo were not as terrific as yours though :-)

Peggy said...

I have never seen a cookie recipe with sunflower seeds in it. I can't wait to make these cookies for my family!

cybele said...

Like Peggy, I don't see many cookie recipes with sunflower seeds (unless it's just something you add into your oatmeal cookies).

They look excellent.

Kat said...

What an interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Dagmar - just think of all the great pics you're going to take in your new kitchen.. The light looks fabulous there!

Peggy and Cybele - that *is* pretty interesting about this cookie! It's nutty - but sans the nuts, and safe for allergics.

Kinna said...

Hi, Fredrik my "sambo" just made the vanilla ice-cream from the book. I just wanted you to know it is fantastic, more cream than ice.
Take care!

Elin said...

i did this cookies for my daughters christening, they were succesful!

Anonymous said...

hm, i wonder if they'd work out with pumpkin seeds as well. anybody ever seen a cookie recipe with pumpkin seeds??? wouldn't it be worth a try?

Anne said...

Martina, I'm sure that would work really well! :)