Wholesome SunButter Breakfast Cookies

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October is National Cookie Month and I’m teaming up with a great group of Bloggers to celebrate cookies! Each blogger is unique in the style they bring to the table so this should be fun.

Each week we will present fabulous cookie recipes along with tips, tricks and great ideas to make amazing cookies. The holidays are just around the corner so follow along this month and get ahead of the game. Organize, plan and put a few cookies in the freezer.  Then sit back and relax when everyone else is stressed out and a bit crazy. Wouldn’t that be nice!  


 I received a free jar of SunButter for writing this post. As always the opinions are entirely my own.

Wholesome SunButter Breakfast Cookies


I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to kick off National cookie month than the Wholesome SunButter Breakfast Cookie. Healthy, wholesome and nutritious, these cookies are a perfect way to start the day. I used SunButter in my breakfast cookies and loved the results.  The delicious nut-free sunflower seed spread turned out to be quite tasty, even on its own. I found myself dipping into the jar with a spoon a little more than I should have. I was lucky to have enough left over to make cookies!  

On the nutritional side, the SunButter spread provides a hefty amount of Vitamin E,  double the fiber of peanut butter, with no hydrogenated oils and o% trans fatty acids. Maybe not very exciting news but when we’re talking about cookies, I like the sound of that!

Wholesome SunButter Breakfast Cookies with their touch of sweetness, cinnamon and chocolate may make you forget they are good for you too!

Wholesome SunButter Breakfast Cookies

5 Cookie Tips to Make great cookies every time

  • Select quality ingredients – cookies will only be as good as the ingredients used to make them
  • Don’t overload the oven – temperature fluctuations occur and the lack of proper air circulation can cause uneven browning. Bake in the middle of the oven one cookie sheet at a time
  • Don’t overcook – check cookies at the minimum time allowed to prevent overcooking and dried out cookies
  • Cool cookie sheet between batches – Prevents the unnecessary spread  and uneven baking of cookies
  • Cool cookies completely before storing – prevents cookies from getting soggy or deteriorating too soon

4.5 from 2 reviews
Wholesome Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies
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Serves: 2 dozen
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place butter and a Sunbutter Sunflower Spread into a large bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stirring to combine.
  3. Add unrefined cane sugar, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  4. Place remaining ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until just mixed.
  6. Drop tablespoon full of batter onto buttered cookie sheet about 1½ inches apart and flatten with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  8. Store in closed airtight container to maintain softness.

 Adapted from The Lean Green Bean: Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

SunButter Natural Sunflower Seed Spread can be found at many local supermarkets and health food stores around the country or purchased online directly from Sunbutter through my Amazon Affiliate link.

Purchase here: SunButter Natural Sunflower Seed Spread, 16-Ounce Plastic Jars (Pack of 6)

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 Be sure to check out my cookie month partners and their amazing recipes and tips for you this week.


The following companies generously sponsored various cookie month projects. I may not have used all of them in my recipes, but this project is in no small part thanks to them and their incredible contributions: Bob’s Red Mill, The Daily Meal, India Tree, KerryGold, King Arthur FlourProduct of GIR, KaTom, SunButter & Wilton.

Wholesome SunButter Breakfast Cookies shared with:

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received product for free from SunButter specifically for the Cookie Month 14 Campaign. I was not required to write a positive review. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. says

    So I was at my grocery store today and ran into a display of this sunflower seed butter, to funny, since I saw your recipe this morning, it just jumped out at me, with a $1.00 coupon, just had to buy it, now I just have to try these cookies. I’ll let you know what I think, will test them out. Oh and I like your new feature, that will be nice.
    Thanks and have a great week!!!
    Karren Haller recently posted…Stella and Dot Donate to Breast Cancer ResearchMy Profile

    • says

      That is too funny! Please do let me know how you like them and enjoy that yummy SunButter. A little heads up…if you use too much baking soda with your SunButter the chlorophyll in the seeds might turn your cookies green. They taste the same, but you may have St Paddy’s Day Cookies instead!

    • says

      I know what you mean; chocolate is my weakness. There is just enough in these cookies to make them delicious and still be able to call them a breakfast cookie. Yum!

    • says

      Thank you! I love experimenting with new foods and flavors. It has been fun. I definitely will keep your great blog in mind for next year. I was graciously invited by the exceptional blogging gals, but I would be happy to throw your name into the mix!

  2. says

    I recently tried cashew butter and love it but I don’t know if I saw sunbutter! Sound delish, can’t wait to try it (spoon by spoon lol). These sunbutter breakfast cookies look amazingly delish! I am very interested in trying these cookies as just this morning I was thinking how much I would love something a bit crunchy to go with my cold porridge!

    • says

      I ate the last of my breakfast cookies a couple days ago and am just about out of SunButter now. Time to make a trip to the store. I love how handy breakfast cookies are when I don’t want to work at breakfast.

    • says

      Thanks Nicky. Stay tuned…This month is all about cookies. Next week I will be talking about great ways to ship cookies for those special care packages and the best types of cookies for shipping. National Cookie Month is going to be fun!

  3. says

    These look so good, Shari, I may have to have breakfast for dinner today! My college son often comments that he doesn’t have time in the mornings for breakfast and then gets hungry during class. These cookies would be great for on the go munching or to store in his backpack for whenever hunger strikes.
    Wendy recently posted…Gingerbread Fall LeavesMy Profile

    • says

      Thanks Wendy. They are perfect for anytime of day and a great on the go cookie with a healthy twist. Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to comment. I sure do appreciate it.

  4. says

    WOW, what a great idea! I am definitely a grab-and-go girl and I don’t care for 90% of breakfast foods, so THIS is going to be an awesome recipe to make. I’ve never even heard/though of butter from sunflower seeds. Thanks for this terrific cookie; can’t wait to make it. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • says

      I was pleasantly surprised at how great the SunButter tasted and loved the way it baked up in these cookies. A good way to add nutritional value and fun to breakfast! Thanks for stopping by and the kind comment.

  5. says


    I bake a lot of cookies, but I have never made breakfast cookies. I have no idea why?? They are the perfect food for a quick breakfast to help get your day started off right.
    I am going to have to try these and see if my teens will eat them. They would make a quick breakfast of cookies and milk so simple.
    Diane Roark

    • says

      Tim and I love the quick grab and go that breakfast cookies provide. They add a little more luxury to breakfast than the typical granola bar and when they are homemade the ingredients added can be more tuned to what one likes. These cookies are nut free because of the SunButter which is great when nut allergies can be an issue. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always a pleasure.


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