Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dandelion Lavender Cookies

I love when Spring finally makes her appearance after the long New England winter.  Before the grass is really green the dandelions start sharing their happy yellow flowers.  As a child I loved dandelions.  I would pick bouquet after bouquet, and those that I missed became fuzzies to blow.  I did go through a phase when I thought dandelions were just a weed.  But oh how glad I am that was just a phase.  Now I am actually jealous of my neighbors who seem to have so many more dandelions than I do.  Lucky they share with me, as I just can't seem to get enough of the little yellow flowers and their yummy, nutritious greens.


Our latest adventure in the kitchen with dandelions is a yummy little cookie.  These nutritious bites are just perfect balance of a tad sweet with a hit of floral and just enough oaty goodness that even the man of the house will devour them.

Dandelion & Lavender Cookies
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (purchase here)
  • 1/3 cup raw local honey
  • 2 pasture eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole wheat four
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup yellow dandelion flowers
  • 2 Tbsp lavender flowers




Whisk together coconut oil, honey, eggs and vanilla.  Add flour and baking soda and mix until combined.  Stir in oats.  Finally stir in the dandelion petals and lavender flowers.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven on parchment lined cookie sheets for about 9-11 minutes.  Remove to rack to cool.


The addition of the dandelion and lavender pack some extra nutrition into these little cookies.  Dandelions are high in beta carotene, iron, calcium and vitamin A.  They also contain lecithin which is good for the liver as it flushes out toxins.  Lavender contain vitamin A and calcium as well as limonene which has been shown to promote weight loss and help prevent cancer.  And really this are just lovely benefits because the flavor of these cookies is just plain yummy!  No need to tell anyone they are good for you too.


Linking up with Make your own Mondays over at Nourishing Treasures.

I shared this post over at the Homestead Barn Hop, a great place to share and find tidbits to help your little homestead grow.

You'll also find this post over at the Living Green Link-up Tuesdays.

12 comments:

  1. They sound delicious, especially with a cup or herbal tea!

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  2. These sound yummy! Am pining for future baking when the lavender blooms.

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  3. Those look so yummy! Like Stephanie said...sounds like a cup of herbal tea and cookies are in order! This is a fun way to get the benefits of herbs in a snack! Love it!

    Would you share this post on my new link-up? I just love this idea and I am sure my readers will too!
    ( http://www.likeamustardseed.com/2012/05/01/learning-herbs-rosemary-and-a-new-tuesday-link-up/ )

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  4. I just say your link to these cookies on the Waldorf Home Educators group. They worked out wonderfully!! We didn't have all the exact same ingredients and I'd love to add some lavender next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Visiting from LAMS's link-up. These look great! Definitely different. We don't spray our yard so we always have plenty of dandelions. I'm going to have to try these out :)

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  6. Now this is something I would like to try. Do you grown your own lavender or buy it from a store or online? We don't spray but live in an area where others might so we'd have to be careful.

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  7. Mmmm, these look really good. We made dandelion cookies at my Mom's house(not enough here in the desert) I never thought of adding lavender. Yum!

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  8. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  9. Thanks for linking-up to Living Green Link-up! I featured your post in this week's link-up!

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  10. Thanks! I'll have to try this :)

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  11. I have been finding recipes for using wild flowers and this one is going on my list for things to bake.
    Thanks for sharing.
    You might also like to check out this link for another way to enjoy dandelions.
    http://blissvilleliving.resetyourways.com/2012/04/dandelion-violet-lemonade.html

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  12. These sound so yummy! I really want to try this! Linked to it in my Dandelion Round-up today!

    http://texifornia.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-file-round-up-dandelions.html

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