Surprise Sunbutter Cookies

I first saw these cookies on emmymadeinjapan and I thought this was the most interesting cookie surprise ever.  Apparently there is a chemical reaction that happens with the cookie and the baking soda. After baking and cooling the cookies, the middle of the cookie turns green! So fascinating.  I think this recipe would be a hit at those Halloween parties or any party actually.

When I made this recipe I made sure to find Sunbutter as I wasn’t sure if the brand had anything to do with it changing colors.  

The other ingredients that you need are egg, maple syrup, baking soda, and coconut flour.

Mix together the wet ingredients.

Then add in the dry ingredients. 

Mix well.  Then refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.

Scoop out the dough into balls and flatten with a fork.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before trying them out.

At first I wasn’t sure if the cookies would work but…

When I opened them, I was so excited that they turned a green color.  I brought these cookies over to my family dinner and didn’t tell them about the green insides.  It did surprise a few of them! I hope you try these out one day!

Recipe inspiration:

Sunbutter Cookies

  • 1 cup Sunbutter (sunflower butter)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix together the wet ingredients: sunbutter, maple syrup, and egg.  Add the coconut flour and the baking soda. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight. 

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and scoop out the dough into small balls.  Press it down with a fork. 

Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Let the cookie cool completely.  This allows the cookie to turn green on the inside.


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