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Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies ~ 向日葵麦片曲奇饼

 

These cookies are crunchy on the outside and a bit soft and chewy on the inside.  They are healthy cookies with sunflower seeds and whole grains giving a unique and delicious flavour.  I used instant oats in this recipe and they tend to soften the cookies somewhat but if you prefer them to be more crunchy when you consume the next day, just pop them into the oven toaster for a minute or two. You may like to add this onto your CNY to-do list of cookies.




Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies    ~   向日葵麦片曲奇饼  


Ingredients

  • 60 gm butter
  • 80 gm brown sugar
  • 20 gm caster sugar
  • 120 gm plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 100 gm raw sunflower seeds
  • 80 gm oats (instant or rolled oats) I used instant oats

Method

  1. With a hand mixer beat butter with brown and caster sugar till well combined.  Add in egg and vanilla.
  2. Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt.  Mix well.
  3. Fold in the sunflower seeds followed by the oats.  Mix till well combined.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, drop mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray with 1.5 inches spacing.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 8 to 10 mins. till the sides are brown.  If you prefer more crunchy cookies, bake for another minute or two.  Remove tray from the oven, let cool for about 5 mins. before removing them onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Store cookies in an air-tight jar.
  6. Yield :  30 cookies
Note:  Sunflower seeds are also a good source for milk production for nursing mothers.






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