Sweet Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies make hearty little snacks packed with sunflower seeds and golden raisins. Honestly, it feels like eating "real" food as opposed to an overly sweet treat. I imagine these being made in a farmhouse somewhere before anyone ever heard of Betty Crocker.They're filling, rustic, and delicious. My 2 year old absolutely loves to eat them and help make them. 


1 ½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter/margarine, softened
1 egg
2 cups uncooked quick or old-fashioned oats
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½  cup sunflower seeds
½ cup golden raisins


Heat oven to 375°F. Add together brown sugar, butter, and egg in large bowl. Mix by hand until well combined. Add all remaining cookie ingredients and mix some more. Stir in sunflower seeds and raisins. Batter will come together and yet be pretty chunky. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls (or whatever size you want) onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until light golden brown along the edges. 

Recipe by Lisa Barbero