Indian Sunflower Cookies

Indian Sunflower Cookies: The Gray Panthers Cookbook. Activist Maggie Kuhn founded this advocacy group in 1970 to confronted ageism and other social justice issues. Their cookbook, published by the San Francisco chapter, contains simple, nutritious and seasonal recipes.



  • ¾ cup unbleached flour
  • ½ cup corn oil*
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg


  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Cream ingredients together in separate bowl and add to dry ingredients, mixing well.
  2. Add oats and seeds to batter and, when thoroughly blended, drop by teaspoonsful on greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 minutes at 350F. *Feel free to substitute canola or another mild vegetable oil.