Easy Dandelion Cookies

Dandelion flowers, as well as the greens, are extremely nutritious and have none of the bitterness of dandelion leaves if you pinch off the green bracts at the base of the flower cluster. Visit Wildman Steve Brill to learn all about the nutritional facts of dandelions (and other wild edibles).


Tips for Removing Florets:

For this recipe you need to remove the florets from their base. Hold the florets with one hand and pinch the green flower base very hard with the other, give a little twist and that should do it.

Dandelion Flower Cookies

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup dry oatmeal
1/2 cup dandelion florets

Preheat oven to 375°F. Blend oil and honey and beat in the two eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, oatmeal and dandelion florets. Drop the batter by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and eat. Yum and so easy to make!


For more dandelion goodness visit dandelion syrup, dandelion prints and beautiful pollinators.

34 responses to “Easy Dandelion Cookies”

  1. twolittleseeds

    Hi, We made these cookies with wheat free flour and they turned out great!
    http://twolittleseeds.blogspot.com/2010/05/dandelion-cookies.html
    Thanks for sharing x

  2. Andrea

    My girls are going to LOVE this recipe! We’ve been making dandelion crowns every single day since they popped up, so they’re going to be excited to try something new!
    Can’t wait! Thank you for the recipe. :-)

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    I made these cookies today with my two children. WOW, they were delicious. I made 16 and between my husband and son alone, 10 were quickly consumed. We are gluten free so I used a mix of flours that I previously made for baked goods. I added 1/4 teaspoon of xantham gum. There were were no rolled oats in the house, so I used a breakfast cereal mix of oatmeal and several different dried fruits. They turned out rather chewy, not dry or crumbly at all. Thanks for the beautiful recipe. I LOVE YOUR BLOG

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  8. my3sons

    We loved making dandelion cookies. My boys had so much fun opening the flowers.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Anonymous

    Lisa, I love how you live with your little girls. You’re building precious memories for them to carry with them all their lives. Elsie from Australia

  10. SkylarKD

    I will have to try this without telling Hubby before he eats a cookie!

  11. Cinnamon Swirl

    That’s just torture! I so want to make some of these but the weather in England is that horrible at the moment that the dandelions didn’t even open today. Can’t wait for the sun to come out so I can make some of those cookies.

    By the way, do you have any idea how to dry dandelion flowers to make some tea? I mean wouldn’t they just turn into little parachutes? Do you think microwaving will work?

  12. Cheryl

    The cookies look delicious!! What a wonderful recipe!!

  13. dottyspots

    Thank you for all the dandelion ideas! I’m aware of various uses for dandelions (apart from eating them), but it’s always good to have more (we have loads in our garden).

  14. Lisa

    Joy, they are all over our yard! The neighbors love us. 😉

  15. Joy

    Yum! I’ll bet my kids would LOVE to try this. Where do you find all these dandelions??

  16. MODsquad

    Oh, wow!! I saw your post on dandelion syrup that I want to try and now these cookies! Who knew these pesky things could be so tasty!

  17. Annie

    Man, I am so jealous of all you!! I can’t find man dandelions around our parts. The ones we do have are in peoples yards that get mowed :( I am definately going to have to look harder!!

    I want to try the syrup and cookies!! I think they sound so yummy!

  18. Kelly

    Lisa, I am loving all your dandelion posts. Keep on going!! We are going to make dandelion syrup and definitely these yummy cookies. We ahve so, so many dendelions on this organic farm. Yesterday I was picking loads for natural dyeing. The joy of wild foods. Our elderflowers are jsut opening so we shall love that too!

  19. Lisa

    HA! I meant pesticide FREE dandies….

  20. bigbooty

    These look great! And I love Wildman Steve Brill – I’ve been borrowing his book for a while now and just gave it back and dontcha know I was looking for it the other day…must get my own copy.
    We had some chickweed and violet salad for May Day – these will be fun to try!
    Debbie

  21. Jane

    Love the focus on dandelions-so many great ideas. I just worry about pesticides from other neighbors’ yards. But I’m sure I can find some! Thank you.

  22. Lisa

    So glad to have gotten some of you to look at dandelions in a new light.

    I so wish I could ship some of our pesticide dandies to those in need…we have SO many! Plenty to share!

  23. Dawn

    This sounds good. I think all your dandelion posts have definitely been influencing me. 😉 I’ve viewed the dandelions in my yard in a whole new light lately.

  24. Alisha

    I had no idea you could even eat dandelions, let alone make syrup and cookies with them! How much fun!

  25. Erin

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. We have soo many dandelions in our yard. We’ll have fun trying it out!
    Peace.

  26. Mom and Kiddo

    I am fascinated by all your dandelion ideas. You have certainly raised this flower to new heights for me.

  27. Tan Family

    These are wonderful! We’ve juiced the leaves and made oils with the flowers, but never cookies. It’s so nice to see this beautiful “weed” treated with love and happiness!

  28. Rachel@oneprettything.com

    Oh how cool! I love this idea, I’ll be linking. Last year I tried my hand at making dandelion wine. It was so much fun!

  29. Artistmama

    Yum! Wish we had more dandelions here- I have a small sandpit for a yard. LOL

  30. dongdong

    wow, you have so many amazing ideas, Lisa! Now if I can just find some dandelions that are safe and not been sprayed.

  31. sunnymama

    What a wonderful idea, and we have no shortage of ingredients here! Thanks for the recipe :)

  32. Amanda

    I love that you’re featuring dandelion recipes and am totally going to try these cookies. My hubby is a little wary of eating weeds, though, so I usually have to sneak them in….He never notices danelion greens chopped in potato salad or in spaghetti sauce!