Crunchy Sunflower Kernel Fruit Cookies
Crunchy sunflower
kernel cookies
1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
3 Tbsp. rum or apple juice
1/2 cup sunflower margarine
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup sunflower kernel, raw or roasted

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Soak dried apricots and raisins in apple juice or rum. Cream margarine in mixer; add egg, sugars, and salt; cream until fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, and oats; mix until blended. Mix in sunflower kernel, apricots, and raisins (do not drain). Spray baking sheet lightly with nonstick spray; place rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto baking sheet. Sprinkle tops of cookies with additional sunflower kernel. Bake 10 minutes, until cookies melt and are light brown in color.

50 cookies

Per serving -- Calories, 74; protein, 1 g; carbohydrates, 12 g; fiber, .55 g; fat, 2.5 g; cholesterol, 47 mg
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