Dandelion Cookies – The Flowery Biscuit!

Our garden is a little bit of a dandelion farm, so it got me thinking, what could I make with these golden flowers, other than fairy potions and posies!!  So we tried to make biscuits with them, and it worked!  This recipe makes 12-15 dandelion cookies, and as usual I have had to make three batches (having three children), so have a plentiful supply!! If the thought of eating dandelions makes you feel a little enough, you only need to consider their health benefits and you might be swayed.  Bear in mind these are the health benefits for only the flowers, the rest of the plant has even more health benefits to it!  They are a great source of antioxidants, they can help relieve aches and pains (more specifically from headaches, backaches, and menstruation), the can help tummy aches, they contain vitamin A and B12, and have antibacterial effects in the pollen 🙂


So what ingredients do you need for your dandelion biscuits?

Pick 15 dandelion flower heads.

100g butter

80g sugar

1 egg

1 lemon, zest and juice

150g plain flour

20g cornflour

and a pinch of baking powder.


Wash the dandelion heads, and then pluck off all the petals into a bowl

Cream the butter and sugar together

Add in the egg, stirring well

Add the plain flour, the cornflour, and the baking powder

Add the zest of the lemon, the juice of the lemon, and the dandelion petals and stir well

Place overloaded teaspoon sized dollops onto baking paper, and spread out well.

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12-15 mins

…..then tuck into your dandelion cookies!!!

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  1. I had no idea that you could eat Dandelions!! Or that there were health benefits to doing so. Our garden is FULL of them this year. xo

  2. I had no idea that they are so good for you – they’re wreaking havoc on my garden haha. Though thinking about it, I’ve had dandelion tea before. Sounds like a fun recipe to try!

  3. Wow! How inventive. The health benefits sound great. Do they actually taste nice though? Xx

  4. I don’t know if it’s silly of me, but I had no idea you could eat dandelions, nor that they had so many benefits! It looks like you all had a lot of fun making these #DreamTeam

  5. What a brilliant idea! My daughter is always picking these. She will be delighted that we can make some cookies with them! Im trying this- thanks! #FamilyFunLinky.

  6. Those look lovely. Well done you for baking 3 times!!! With kids!!! I do not have that much patience!

  7. I never knew you could use dandelions in cooking!! I’d love to give these a whirl.

  8. What a great idea. I never realised how beneficial eating dandelions could be. Thank you for sharing your recipe on #FamilyFun

  9. Oh wow – the benefits sounds just amazing! I didn’t know you could bake with them – the cookies look awesome! Kaz

  10. I would never have considered cooking with dandelions but the health benefits sound amazing. My grandma always swears by adding flowers to cooking where she can – in fact she still makes nettle pop that they apparently used to drink in the war. These look like a lovely thing to bake with the little ones. Thanks for sharing with #DreamTeam x

  11. Mind blowing. I didn’t know you can eat these.

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