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Lemon Dandelion Cookies

Lemon Dandelion Cookies

LEMON DANDELION COOKIES

We know some plants and flowers are edible. And we know kids love picking dandelion's.  We've often wondered if Danelion's are a flower, weed or plant so during the COVID-19 pandemic, our co-founder Michelle researched the topic and when the weather cooperated, took her kids exploring for this bright yellow flower to make Dandelion Cookies.  Little did her kids realize dandelion's have great health benefits and are quite interesting to eat.  Did you know you can eat the flower, stem and root? If you're looking for a great way to spend quality time with your kids, take them outdoors, pick a few handfuls of dandelion's and make a sweet treat together. 

RECIPE 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh dandelion petals (not the greens, just the yellow fluff)
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). 
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until fully combined.
  5. Create a pocket, and add dandelion petals. Fold over the dough, and gently knead around the mixture. Be careful not to overwork the dough - the petals will get too smooshed up.
  6. Measure out 2 inch cookie balls. Optional: roll in sugar.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet, giving adequate space.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with extra petals, if you wish.

Click here for 18 Proven Health Benefits of Dandelions

Click here for Michelle's Tips on where not to pick your dandelions 

Not much into baking?  But looking for ways to spend quality time with the kids?  Check out our latest Boredom Buster Box where you set the budget and tell us what your kids enjoy.  We'll fill a box full of fun and ship to your door. 

Enjoy!

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