Sunflower Seed Surprise Cookies

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The Charlie Foundation is pleased to present this Ketogenic Diet approved recipe with the collaboration of our partner site

Recipe makes about 1 dozen  2-inch cookies

Each 14g serving (approximately 1 cookie) provides:

66 calories   1.66:1 Ratio

2.14gm Protein

5.83gm Fat

1.37gm Carbohydrate


The green color inside the cookies is a natural reaction between the sunflower seeds and the baking soda.  It is completly safe to eat! This is a fun recipe to make on St. Patrick's Day, kids are especially facinated by watching the green color "magically" appear.



1 large egg / 50g

1/3 cup (measure the ground butter, not whole seeds)/ 100g sunflower seeds dry roasted with salt, ground into butter or premade "sunbutter" with NO sugar added (only ingredients sunflower seeds and salt)

1 Tbsp + 1 tsp / 16g coconut oil, melted

1Tbsp/ 12g Truvia

½ tsp / 2g pure vanilla extract

1/8 tsp, rounded/ 1g baking powder

1/8 tsp, rounded/ 1g baking soda

1/8 tsp salt



1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Combine all the ingredients and stir very well to evenly distribute all the ingredients.

3.  Roll the batter into 12 ball shapes about the with of a quarter, place the batter in the fridge if it is too soft.

4.  Use the back of a fork dipped into hot water to press down the tops of the cookies.  Re-dip the fork between each cookie to prevent sticking.

5.  Bake the cookies in the upper portion of the oven for 5-7 minutes.  Watch closely for browning.  The cookies will burn very fast!

6.  Allow the cookies to cool for several hours.  They will not be green when they are finished baking, the green color will develop as they cool.  They will continue to turn darker green as they sit, so it is best to cook 1 batch at a time.


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