Saturday, May 2, 2009

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.

27 comments:

Amanda said...

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!

sunnymama said...

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

dongdong said...

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

Artistmama said...

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

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

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!

Tan Family said...

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!

Mom and Kiddo said...

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

Erin said...

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

Alisha said...

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

Dawn said...

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.

Lisa said...

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!

Jane said...

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.

bigbooty said...

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

Lisa said...

HA! I meant pesticide FREE dandies....

Kelly said...

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!

Annie said...

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!

MODsquad said...

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!

Joy said...

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

Lisa said...

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

dottyspots said...

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).

Cheryl said...

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

Cinnamon Swirl said...

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?

SkylarKD said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

my3sons said...

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

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

I'm definately going to make these and add some dark choc. chips too! The kids are going to love it. Of course, I won't tell hubby what's in them until he says how good they are ;o) We have fields in our back yard and they're filled with dandelions free from pesticides and other nasty stuff. I'll link back when I post my results. Thanks for the inspriation, love your blog :)

Alicia said...

These look delicious! I included a link in an article -- 10 More dandelion recipes to make with the kids -- today.

http://www.examiner.com/x-23788-Mankato-Attachment-Parenting-Examiner~y2010m5d12-Ten-more-dandelion-recipes-to-make-with-kids

Can't wait to try them! :)
~Alicia