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Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunshine Cookies

Our oldest was asking for cookies the other day, and when I looked in the cupboard to see what we had, I saw that we had none.  Well, we had some, but they had been hiding in the back of the cupboard for a very long time.  So that got me to thinking, geez, when I was a kid, we always had cookies in the cupboards (Dad's Cookies, to be exact).  And then I started wondering, am I depriving my kid of treats?  We are not big treat givers to our kids.  Even juice is a treat - though the oldest does get it more often now than he ever did when he was younger.  So I decided that this weekend I would bake some cookies.  Starting flipping through the big ole binder, and came across these ones for Sunshine Cookies.  I have no reference where the recipe came from, other than there was a note on it saying "Grandad's favourites" (not my Grandad...I call my Grandads "Grandpa").  So I figured, if someone's Grandpa loved them, then we should give them a try!   Here is the recipe:

Sunshine Cookies

A crunchy, healthy cookie!
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups crushed corn flakes

1 cup coconut
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F.

Using your mixer, beat the butter, sugars and eggs.  Add in the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

Mix in the remaining ingredients, mix well (at this point I was hand mixing).

Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheets.  Bake for 12 - 15 minutes (it was 12 minutes in my oven).  Remove from oven, allow to cool a few minutes, transfer to wire rack.

These are a totally different cookie for my house.  Lots of seeds.  My hubby's comment when I was reading the ingredient list to him was "that sounds like what I put in the bird feeder".  Lots of seeds.  I know, I said that already!  They are a totally different texture that what I am used to - crunchy but not in an overbake / fried kind of way.  Crunchy and soft, if that makes any sense at all?  And addicting.  I really like them.  So do the kids.  The hubby was scowling because I put chocolate chips in them (he now claims to hate chocolate chips).  Little does he know that I made some without chocolate chips and hid them in his lunch kit for tomorrow :-)


  1. I think these sound delicious, even without the chocolate chips, but I love anything with Sunflower seeds. I could even see doing these with pumpkin seeds in the fall!

  2. Wow, those look like they would be really good. I don't know if I ever had a cookie with flax, sunflower and sesame seeds in it before. I kinda want this inside me.

  3. yum! these look (and sound) delicious! I'm pinning them for later!

  4. Those look awesome! I'm making cookies tomorrow. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  5. Looks great, thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Sugar Bee :)

  6. Oh, with all the seeds they must have a good salty/sweet blend!

  7. These look yummy! I love finding recipes like that, where you don't know where it came from. How fun!

  8. Chocolate, Raisins and a good crunch. Love it!

  9. Chocolate, Raisins and a good crunch. Love it!

  10. I love cookies because they can actually be healthy!!


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