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1-Bowl Grain-Free Sunbutter Cookies

These simple, one-bowl grain-free sunbutter cookies are soft, not too sweet and perfectly salty. No refined sugars, nuts, gluten or dairy either!

Course Dessert, Treats
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free
Keyword easy cookie recipe, sunbutter cookies, sunflower seed butter cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened sunbutter (aka sunflower seed butter)
  • 1 large egg, preferably pasture-raised, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Maldon salt or other coarse salt of choice, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-slip baking mat. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients, except the Maldon salt (if using). See note below if not using Maldon or other coarse finishing salt.

  3. Roll into tablespoon-size balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Make a criss-cross pattern on each cookie with the back of a fork (note: the pattern will semi hold its shape, but does bake out a little). Sprinkle with Maldon salt, if using.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Once done, cool on baking sheet for another 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

SunButter brand is my favorite sunflower seed butter and what I used in this recipe.

 

If you're not using the Maldon salt (or other coarse salt) to garnish and your sunbutter is unsalted, you may want to add 1/4 tsp sea salt to the cookie batter.

 

Sunflower seed butter can turn green during baking due to a chemical reaction with baking soda. It should not happen in this recipe since the appropriate ratio of baking soda and apple cider vinegar was used to combat it, but if you do end up with green cookies for some reason, know that it is totally safe and okay!