So am I the last one around to know about sunflower seed butter? I found it a couple of weeks ago. Although cashew and almonds butters are delicious, the sunflower seed butter was half the price. Let’s face it, cooking allergy free gets very expensive, so when I can save a little I do.
So when I got done just eating this newly found treasure by the spoonful, I decided that I should fine a new way of eating it. I had already been tossing around the idea of a different kind of nut or seed butter cookie. I decided to try just sunflower seed butter and dates. Hmm needed just a little something… Yes you guessed it, vanilla.
There you have it… A three ingredient cookie that is also nut free. They are also one of the closest things you will have to a peanut butter cookie. So delicious!!
3 Ingredient Sunflower Seed Butter and Date Cookies (Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free)
1 c. pitted dates
1 c. sunflower seed butter (or desired seed or nut (if not allergic to nuts) butter)
2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Soak dates in boiling water for five minutes, then drain water and place dates into food processor. Add in sunflower seed butter and vanilla. Pulse until mixed and pureed.
Roll dough into one inch balls and place onto parchment paper lined baking try. Press cookies down with fork in a criss cross pattern. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool five minutes.
Makes approximately 24 cookies. Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to five days. Freezes well.