Regular consumption of sunflower seeds improves your skin texture. Sunflower seeds are rich in Vitamin E that adds glow to your skin. It protects the skin from UV rays and makes the skin youthful and beautiful. The nutrients present in these seeds prevent age spots, wrinkles and fine lines. These seeds contain palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids that are essential fatty acids that encourage the growth of collagens that provide elasticity to the skin, making it soft, smooth and supple.
These crunchy coconut sunflower seed cookies are a super nutritious, healthy snack and an interesting way to have sunflower seeds in your regular diet.
Serving size: About 4 dozen cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup organic coconut oil
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- ½ tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ tablespoon salt
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup coconut shredded
- 1 cup roasted sunflower seed kernels
- Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Take a large bowl and add the butter and sugar.
- Whisk well with an electric mixer until the mixture turns fluffy in texture.
- Add the coconut oil, eggs and vanilla extract and mix until all the ingredients are combined.
- In another bowl, add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat until it is combined.
- Mix in the oats, shredded coconut, and the roasted sunflower seed kernels.
- Take a spoonful of this batter and place it on a buttered cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn golden.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool.
- Store in an air-tight container and use it within a week.
Serve these cookies with a warm cup of milk. You can also break these cookies and top it over your ice cream and fruit salads for extra crunch. Another best way is to use these cookies as a cheese cake crust. It definitely tastes a lot different than your usual cracker crusts for cheese cakes.