Dandelion Cookies Recipe

dandelion cookies on a slate tray with flowers

An easy-to-make dandelion cookies recipe. This simple recipe is a sweet sugar cookie recipe using ingredients you can find in your home using dandelion greens from your yard.


Units Scale
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Salted Butter (1 Stick)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Dandelion Petals (Loosely Packed & Washed)
  • 1 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour

Ingredients for Dandelion Cookies


Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and butter. Once it is mixed well, slowly add in the flour. Keep mixing until all the batter has a crumbled texture.

dandelion cookies batter being crumbly, putting in petals

Step 2: Add dandelion flowers and mix with a fork; careful not to break apart the flowers too much.

Dandelion Cookies Mixing petals with dough with fork

Step 3: Place a large piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on the counter. Place the crumbly dandelion batter on the sheet and pack together into a log (about 1 – 2 inches in diameter). Wrap the cookie dough tightly and place it in the fridge for at least 3 hours to harden.

Dandelion Cookies Wrapped for Freezing

Step 4: Once hardened, remove from plastic wrap and place on a cutting board. Cut doughty into ¼-inch slices.

Dandelion Cookies being cut

Step 5: Preheat the oven to 325 F.

Step 6: Place cookie slices on a nonstick cookie sheet, leaving room where they will not touch while baking. Allow to cook for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar or sugar sprinkles, if desired.

Dandelion Cookies before baking


Note 1: Ensure all dandelions are picked from yards that do not use pesticides, fertilizers, or toxic chemicals. Wash thoroughly in cold water before starting.

Note 2: Before starting, you must remove the petals from the dandelions. Pinch the tip of the green part off the plant. This will make it easier to peel off the flower petals. Place the petals in a small dish and clean using a mesh strainer and cold water.