I try not to bake during the week, only on the weekends, but even though there are moments when I need some kind of sweetness just because it’s Monday or it’s raining again, you can always find an excuse. So I want to have a cute cookie jar. I’m still looking for one that would meet my needs and I eat cookies from my everyday, not too pretty, plastic box. They taste good anyway.
I could try to convince you that these cookies are healthy, because they include rolled oats and sunflower seeds, but please don’t look at amount of the butter, it’s totally worth it. The cookies are so crispy and taste nutty. Recipe from Moje wypieki.
Rolled oats cookies with sunflower seeds
- 1 1/3 cup plain flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 250 g butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 16 g vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp of vanilla extract)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
Roast the sunflower seeds on a dry, hot pan until golden. Cream butter with sugar, vanilla sugar and baking powder. Add cooled sunflower seeds, rolled oats, pinch of the salt and mix all together. Add flour and mix together until it is absorbed. The dough will be soft and sticky (but if it’s too sticky and you can’t form it, just add a little bit more flour). Shape dough into walnut size balls and place on a parchment.
Bake for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 175°C (155°C fan). Remove gently (they are very fragile when warm) and let cool on a rack.