Around the ol’ Interwebs, you will be seeing a lot of pie recipes today, it is #PieDay afterall. I like pie. A lot. I love the idea of the food community coming together to celebrate the ultimate baked good (in my humble opinion, of course). But I just didn’t have it together to make one and get it posted in time. I have no good excuse other than I just cannot get into my groove in the kitchen right now. I am not sure what the deal is, but I think that it may have something to do with the beach calling my name. In a few days, I know that I will be itching to cook or bake something, have no fear, you will be seeing new recipes here (thankfully, I banked a few before we left Kansas). But for now, I am going to enjoy the first day of summer. Today, the beach is calling. Happy Summer Solstice.
I have a whole board of pies if you are looking for one to make today. Just in case.
I picked up a bag of sunflower seed cookies at the grocery store and immediately was obsessed. I had to get them out of the house, because I would have eaten the whole bag. The only thing that I did not like about these cookies was the price tag. Crazy expensive. I found this post about being a food blogger and had to chuckle. I immediately ate these cookies and thought to myself, I can make these better and cheaper (#5 on Irvin’s list). And you know what? I did. These are even better than the cookies that I bought in the store. These are equally addicting. Crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. They have whole grains and sunflower seeds, so they are totally a health food, right?
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
Mix together butter and brown sugar. Mix it until really combined. It will not get light and fluffy because there is more sugar than butter.
Add eggs one at a time and vanilla.
Add flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
Mix until combined.
Pour in sunflower seeds.
Drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet using an ice cream scoop. Smooch them down a little bit.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
A reward for his hard work.