Naturally Green Sunflower Seed Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Naturally Green Sunflower Seed Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies All Natural Green Food Dye St. Patrick's Day Food Recipe

These delicious mint chocolate chip cookies are naturally green. The cookies are naturally colored with sunflower seeds! Sunflower seeds turn green in an alkaline environment (baking soda). But the sunflower seed mint cookies don’t taste of sunflower seeds, they taste minty and refreshing!

Don’t the naturally green chocolate chip cookies look colorful with the natural blue icing? I used butterfly pea flower tea to dye the icing but you can also use homemade natural blue food coloring.


Naturally Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Natural Blue Icing
  • 1 bag butterfly pea flower powder (1.5g)
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
Naturally Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F. Line two baking sheets with baking paper. Puree the naturally green sunflower seeds in a food processor until smooth. Mix all ingredients together. Roll tablespoon-sized spoonfuls of batter into balls. Use a fork to press a criss-cross pattern into them. Bake the naturally green mint cookies for about 10 minutes.

Natural Blue Icing

Pour the boiling water over the blue tea. Steep it for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and stir in the powdered sugar. Instead of butterfly pea flower tea you can also make natural blue icing with red cabbage.

Don’t want mint-flavored cookies? Make Naturally Green Sunflower Cookies instead!

23 thoughts on “Naturally Green Sunflower Seed Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Did I tell you that I adore that you use natural colors in your goodies? If not, I am telling you now.? These look so good and I love mint flavored cookies and chocolates. I am sure these would be a hit at this week’s Fiesta Friday party! Thank you for joining and for sharing! I hope you have fun!?

  2. I have become enamored with all of the naturally green sunflower seed recipes I have seen lately! I need to buy some seeds and make some springtime foods! These cookies would be great for earth day with their green and blue hues!

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  4. Oh wow, I love this idea! It’s so nice to not have to use artificial colours, Lina! Your cookies look beautiful. Pinning. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to ‘see ‘you again this week. Have a lovely week!

  5. Hi there! I just made these cookies (without mint) and the frosting. My frosting was not as vivid as yours. I’m wondering where you bought your powder. Do you recall?

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