Sunbutter Cookies

Mar 31

If you have not had the chance to try Sunbutter I strongly urge you to try it. It tastes so close to peanutbutter it’s unreal. There is a slight ‘green’ taste (like you might expect when eating sunflower seeds) that gives it a bit of a unique taste but the roasting of the sunflower seeds gives it an uncanny resemblance to peanut butter.

The below recipe is one of  many available on the web and in some cases people will put lemon juice in the mix to keep the cookies from coming out green. This happens due to the clorophyll in the sunflower seeds. When cooked it turns green!  (please note, I have not tried the below recipe yet. If you do let us know how you like it!)

Sunbutter Cookies

This recipe for Sunbutter cookies was adapted from a classic peanut butter cookie recipe. If you have a peanut allergy and haven’t tried Sunbutter yet you’re missing out! The taste and texture is very similar (it even tastes great by the spoonful right out of the jar!) This was my first try baking with it and I think it works very well. I hope you think so, too!


1/3 c. “safe” margarine

1/2 c. Sunbutter

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoons Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer + 2 T. warm water, mixed together

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1-1/4 c. wheat-free all-purpose flour mix

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/4 c. granulated sugar


1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2) With an electric mixer, cream together the margarine, Sunbutter and sugars. Mix in the vanilla and egg replacer mixture. In a separate bowl, combine the baking soda, baking powder, flour and xanthan gum. Add to the Sunbutter mixture and mix well. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

3) Put sugar in a bowl. Roll chilled dough into balls (about 1″ in diameter) and roll in sugar. Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using a fork, flatten the balls making a criss-cross pattern. Bake in 375 degree oven for 7-9 minutes. Let cool slightly on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

via Sunbutter Cookies From Eating with Food Allergies.