3 Reasons to Eat Sunflower Seed Cookies

Our sunflower seed cookies not only make a delightful treat but complement your cravings with naturally delicious ingredients. 

When compared to a classic sandwich-style cookie, (you know, the kind where a generous amount of crème is stuffed between two chocolate cookies) sunflower seed cookies like ours at Grace’s Best do not conform to a pattern of tradition. And that’s the thing we love most about our cookies: there’s nothing traditional about them!

But why bother choosing Grace’s Best sunflower seed cookies over that of a leading brand? 

1. We’re family-owned and based locally in Kansas City, MO.

In 1992, Grace’s grandmother, Margaret, forged a new path and began selling the cookies that her loved ones in the Kansas City area simply couldn’t get enough of. With an idea all her own and the support of her family, she started a lasting tradition using a non-traditional recipe. Since then, her son has taken over the company to honor his mother’s legacy and bring her sunflower seed cookies recipe to taste buds that crave a different kind of snack.

Plus, we love the local scene and supporting the small grocers that carry our cookies!

2. Grace’s Best Cookies are made with naturally delicious ingredients.

Artificial preservatives and artificial flavors make no sense in our cookies! We only include pronounceable and recognizable ingredients so that what you see on the label is what you taste. Take a peek at the ingredients we use in our sunflower seed cookies – ones you can find right in your own kitchen:

  • Rolled oats
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet cream butter (milk)
  • Brown sugar
  • Enriched unbleached flour
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla extract

Grace's Best natural gourmet sunflower seed cookies 1 oz

On the other hand, the ingredients for a basic sandwich cookie tell a completely different story! What are you familiar with on this list?

  • Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour
  • Niacin
  • Reduced Iron
  • Thiamine Mononitrate {Vitamin B1}
  • Riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, Folic Acid)
  • Sugar
  • Palm And/Or Canola Oil
  • Cocoa (Processed with Alkali)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Leavening (Baking Soda And/Or Calcium Phosphate)
  • Salt
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Chocolate
  • Artificial Flavor

High fructose corn syrup can link to major health risks; that’s why it’s often discouraged in high amounts. The last ingredient is simply listed as “artificial flavor,” meaning that some of the flavor comes from a chemical compound rather than its actual ingredients!

3. Our sunflower seed cookies contain less sugar and sodium than the leading sandwich cookie brand.

Let’s look at the nutrition facts. We compared a six-pack of sandwich cookies to a 1 oz. pack of Grace’s Best Cookies that contains 5 cookies. Prepackaged, both are convenient for snacking with a controlled serving. Here’s what we found:

Grace’s Best Sandwich Cookie
Calories 130 270
Total Fat 6g 11g
Saturated Fat 2.5g 3g
Sugars 8g 23g
Sodium 55mg 220mg

Next time you’re craving a sweet, crunchy snack, look at the label and then decide. We encourage everyone to pay careful attention to what goes into their bodies! Remember, even our sunflower seed cookies are still cookies, so snack wisely!

Have a question related to the ingredients in Grace’s Best Cookies? Let us know!

Sunflower Seed Pancakes

Pump up your breakfast routine with an alternative recipe for sunflower seed pancakes!

Some mornings, having enough time to sit down and enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast seems like a distant dream. In our fast-food, eat-on-the-go culture, we find ourselves driving to work eating dry cereal in our laps or with stomachs rumbling from having skipped breakfast entirely.

But the only thing that’s worse than not enough time to eat is having plenty of time, but not enough ingredients. In your standard, old-fashioned pancake recipe, you need these essentials: milk, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, butter, and toppings like syrup or brown sugar. It may not seem like it takes much. But when you can’t make pancakes for your littles like you promised because you’re out of flour and sugar, their disappointment basically lingers until lunch.

Just-add-water pancake mixes are great as a convenient option, but it’s not as much fun as baking from scratch! And we would know, we bake cookies for a living.

Our recipe for sunflower seed pancakes only requires four ingredients: eggs, bananas, butter, and Grace’s Best Cookies!

Let’s get started:

  • For one pancake, whisk 1 egg into a bowl.
  • Next, take 1/2 of a ripe banana and mash it with a fork into the same bowl. Mix it together until all the bumps are smooth.
  • Crush up 2-3 Grace’s Best Cookies and mix them into the batter.
  • Then, heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium high heat and pour in your egg-banana-sunflower-seed batter.
  • Allow each side of the sunflower seed pancakes to sit for 45-60 seconds before flipping.

sunflower seed pancakes in skillet

  • Lastly, crumble an additional 2-3 Grace’s Best Cookies on top of your sunflower seed pancakes for that extra crunch!
  • And if you’re feeling sweet, drizzle on a little bit of syrup or honey!

Grace's Best Cookies sunflower seed pancakes recipe  We promise you’ll be comfortably full after only one or two sunflower seed pancakes. The eggs and bananas pack in the protein and potassium which are sure to keep you feeling full for longer. And you can find Grace’s Best Cookies in select retailers like Whole Foods, Dierbergs Markets, Natural Grocers, or Green Acres Markets, or on our website!

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We love baking because it allows us to be creative and enjoy sweet treats! Make your favorite recipes, like pie crust using Grace’s Best Cookies, tag us and we’ll spread the love!

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