Sunflower Chippers


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sunflower oil
1 egg
1/2 cup dry roasted sunflower seeds (shelled)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons whole sunflower seeds (shelled)


  1. In medium bowl sift flour with cream of tartar and soda; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening, sugars and oil until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat 3 minutes. Stir in flour and sunflower seeds until well combined.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Decorate with a chocolate chip in the center and five whole sunflower seeds fashioned in a spoke pattern.
  4. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven 12 to 13 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and cool. Makes 60 cookies.

Nutritional Analysis

One cookie provides: 70 calories, 1 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, .3 g dietary fiber, 4 g fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 4 mg calcium, 29 mg potassium and 9 mg sodium.