Dandelion Flower Cookies

Yes, you use real dandelions in the recipe, and yes you survive. My whole family has been eating them for 2 days and we all are in terrific health! Apparently there are whole books about cooking with dandelion flowers and there are a lot of health benefits to them. You can do more research about that on your own I suppose! I just trusted the resource 🙂

I thought this was a really fun thing to do with the kids since kids are prone to picking gobs of dandelions and of course they want you to put them in water. Then the “flowers” sit in a cup of water and pathetically die on your kitchen table. This recipe is a fun alternative to do with your kids and they can still pick all of the dandelions out of your yard!

My son, of course started freaking out when I began picking dandelions. He told me to put them back and didn’t want me to take them inside. I don’t know where that came from, but he got over it once I started making the cookies and he started eating the batter!

These cookies tasted more like a cake than a cookie to me. The sugar content isn’t enormous so you aren’t going to get that super sugary treat you may be expecting. They still have a great flavor and a great texture. I had mine with strawberries on top and I thought that was a PERFECT pairing! The flavors and textures complimented each other wonderfully. I would suggest waiting until they are completely cool before eating them. They didn’t taste that great warm.

See all the dandelion florets in there? I thought it was very pretty!

The recipe on here calls for sucanat (a raw sugar) which I didn’t have at the moment. I used regular white sugar and it turned out fine. If I make these again I may even try brown sugar instead of the white sugar. Do what you will! The original recipe that this one originated from is linked below so you can check out their version of it as well!

*This recipe made exactly 2 dozen cookies for me

Dandelion Flower Cookies

By: Stephanie A., IA adapted from spledidtable.org

Pick about 2 cups of dandelions, wash and Hold flowers by the tip with the fingers of one hand and pinch the green flower base very hard with the other, releasing the yellow florets from their attachment. Shake the yellow flowers into a bowl. Flowers are now ready to be incorporated into recipes.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sucanat (raw sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dandelion flowers


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.2. Blend butter and sugar and beat in the two eggs and vanilla.3. Stir in baking soda, flour, salt, oatmeal and dandelion flowers.

4. Drop the batter by teaspoonful onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.