Sunflower Oat Biscuits

    32 minutes

    This is a very sweet biscuit with toasted salted sunflower seeds. You can also make them without the coconut for a chewier biscuit.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the rolled oats and sunflower seeds. Stir in coconut if desired. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays. Leave room for spreading.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven or until the biscuits begin to brown around the edge. Allow biscuits to set for a few minutes on the sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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    Light, buttery, crispy, crackly, chewy, pretty and delicious all describe this cookie. I used chocolate covered, candy coated sunflower seeds and the optional coconut which made these especially pretty and different. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of salt to heighten flavor. I refrigerated my dough about an hour, used a small cookie scoop not bothering to flatten them at all, and found they spread just the right amount - not too flat, not too poofy. Nice balance of flavors between the oatmeal, sunflower seeds and coconut. I would have to call this a nearly perfect cookie. I dare you to eat just one!  -  28 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these cookies with whole wheat flower and they turned out great! I also left out the coconut. I brought them to work and they were a hit!  -  12 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yum...I love sunflower seeds and oatmeal cookies and this is a great mixture of both...I went a bit further I added mini chocolate chips and turned them into a bar is a great easy way to get a great cookie and takes less time...Baked approx 20 minutes...depends on your oven. Baked the bar cookie on a extra large professional bakers sheet and covered with aluminum foil, inverted when cool..and peeled off the alumimun foil...lots of bars..THANKS!  -  07 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)