Looking for a dandelion flower recipe? Try these delicious and easy Dandelion Cookies made with dandelion petals and lemon, with kale lemon drizzle.
The mild floral dandelion flavour goes well with the tart lemon in these vegan oaty cookies.
I was juicing kale and added it to my sweet lemon drizzle to make these cookies even more special.
You can't taste the kale, but it makes a beautiful green colour and the lemon drizzle is a bit less sharp than usual because the kale juice means less is needed for the right consistency.
Cookies with leafy greens and sunny petals.
Those sunny yellow pests of the garden.
Bright yellow dandelion petal heads that were fun to flick at my sisters when I was a child, resulting in the bitter dandelion stem milk getting on my hands and eventually, regrettably, on my tongue.
Dandelions are the scourge of the pristine gardener.
However, I'm more of a wild gardener (read: I try, but I forget to water anything and I have no idea what I'm doing, yet).
I've recently moved into a house with enough garden to scare me.
cookies from the backyard
I've slowly tamed the wild garden of the new house, but allowed some of the dandelions to remain for now.
I'll dig them up properly soon, perhaps to attempt to turn the ground, dried roots into coffee - should time and inclination converge.
I began to rid the garden of dandelions some weeks ago, but I went out early one evening and their little heads were closed and bowed with begging submission.
I realised that I was about to bin perfectly edible food.
So I waited until they were open and joyful then baked them into vegan cookies for this dandelion flower recipe.
Dandelions are around in April and May.
Perhaps yours are starting to turn to fluffy seed heads, perhaps your lawn is still bright with jolly yellow petals.
But there isn't much time. Not if you want to make this dandelion flower recipe.
Make haste and pick them while they last; forage for free food in your own backyard.
Eat the petals, eat the greens. The greens are deliciously bitter and full of iron while the petals have a milder flavour.
Just be careful where you pick them.
Some councils spray them with nasties and you also don't want any that have grown by a busy, polluted road.
I got mine from my own garden. Nasty-free.
How to pick dandelion petals
- Pick the dandelions on a sunny morning so they are open and easier to pull the petals from.
- Hold the green leaves and pull off the yellow petals or snip them with scissors.
- Check out this guide to foraging dandelions.
- Dandelions are around in April and May.
Looking for more tasty cookie recipes besides this dandelion flower reicpe? Try these!
Jammie Dodgers / Linzer Cookies
Romanesco, Lemon and Cardamom Cookies
Sweet Potato and Ginger Cookies
Get the dandelion cookies recipe!
Dandelion Petal and Lemon Cookies with Kale Lemon Drizzle
For the cookies
- ¼ cup dandelion petals washed
- ⅔ cup (150ml) vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup (75g) caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 cup (80g) oats
- 1 cup (115g) all purpose (plain) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For the kale and lemon drizzle
- ½ tablespoon freshly juiced kale
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ cup (65g) powdered icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 425F / 220C. Line baking sheets with baking paper.
- Whisk the oil, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and zest together until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt and dandelion petals.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine.
- Drip teaspoons of the mixture onto the lined baking sheets. Gently press down with the back of a fork. Cook 7-10 minutes or until beginning to turn golden.
- Cool on the sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the kale and lemon drizzle:
- Mix all ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled cookies.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
I have never used dandelions in food, but I tried it. (not the drizzle though). THey were beautiful! And from my garden!
Now these are exciting K. Pinning to one day make.
Love the idea of using the petals in cookies. In theory you are meant to use only the petals in dandelion wine, but it takes to long to remove so many petals so I don't bother. But I think I could manage enough for cookies.
You have inspired me to use dandelions in my cooking, I have plenty to choose from! What a clever idea, thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing with Simple and in Season, the Shop Local Challenge and the No Waste Food Challenge! I want to jump into these photos and start eating!
Lucy @ BakingQueen74
I never knew you could use dandelion flowers in food, the cookies sound amazing. Love the story of finding new things in your garden as the seasons change. Thanks for linking up with #creditcrunchmunch.,
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
You are so, so clever - I would never have dreamed of cooking with dandelions!! These look lovely!
Wow this sounds amazing! I love the way you used dandelion in these cookies! So awesome! And so pretty!
Thanks Debi! Dandelions are so easy, tasty and... free!
Jen @ Jen's Food
I'd love a garden but don't think I'd really know where to start when it comes to gardening. Really like the sound of the kale lemon drizzle, also didn't know you could eat dandelion flowers.
I"m trying to get to grips with this garden. Such a lot to learn!
Sarah Maison Cupcake
I always forget dandelions are edible. These look intriguing!
I'm definitely going to try more dandelion recipes!
Wow Kate, these are stunning. I use dandelions too but in savoury ways - veggie burgers and as a filling in tortellini. Trust you to come up with a truly unique - and sweet - way to enjoy them. I hate it when people/the council spray weedkiller on dandelions. Not only are they fabulously healthy and useful in recipes, but of course they attract pollinating insects into the garden.
It is so strange that we pay for food from around the world, then we make the local edible foods inedible! I was delighted to see them spring up in my garden. I love the sound of your savoury dandelion recipes. I'll check them out!
Your garden sounds wonderful and I wish you luck sorting it out, they do eat up time but it's very relaxing and rewarding! These cookies are fabulous and frugal and sound so different and tasty - thank you for entering them into #CreditCrunchMunch:-)
Thanks Camilla. The garden is already a bit of a time-suck, but I think it will be more relaxing once I learn what I'm to be doing in it!
What cute cookies--perfect for the summer!
Thanks! I love the green drizzle... 🙂