Monday, April 26, 2010

Dandelion Flower Cookies ~ Outdoor Challenge Day 21

dandelion cookies

Who doesn't love just love sunny yellow dandelions especially by the basketful! It's a favorite among my children along with daisies and buttercups for impromptu bouquets for mama *grin*.

dandelion cookies

With 40 acres there is definitely no shortage of the little yellow suckers. We could probably pick and pick forever and they'd just sprout up behind us as as fast as we could pick them :)

dandelion cookies

I had been wanting to try Lisa's recipe for Dandelion cookies for a while now and we've actually done it twice *grin*. They are so yummy and fun to make, plus they use everyday ingredients of flour, honey, eggs, oatmeal & oil that I'm sure everyone has on hand :)

dandelion slug

L was in charge of plucking the petals out of the greens and keeping a close eye out for creepy critters that we didn't want to accidentally bake into our cookies LOL. Good think she has eagle eyes and spotted this not so tasty baby slug hiding out under one of the blossoms!

dandelion cookies

Love it! Everyone working so nicely together completing a different task :)

dandelion cookies

We made a double batch so we needed 1 cup of petals.

dandelion cookies

Here is the final batter all mixed up and ready for the cookie pans :) I just realized that I actually didn't take any pictures of our cookies after they were baked! We were just to busy stuffing our faces with them I guess *grin*.

Head over HERE for the recipe and make some for yourself! If you grind your own flour like we do you can substitute soft wheat berries in place of the white flour and they are super delicious!

Do you have photos of your children enjoying the outdoors? Visit The Great Outdoors Challenge to join in the fun and you can also visit other participants and see what sort of nature fun they have been having by clicking on the names below :)

~ Rosina


6 comments:

Melissa said...

That cookie batter looks dreamy with all of the yellow petals! I wonder if we can find some here that are safe to eat? (No pesticides and such as we haven't a yard of our own.)

Artistmama said...

Mmmm, looks so good!

Becca

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

amazing! Love that that you grind up your own wheat berries!

5orangepotatoes said...

So GORGEOUS!!!! Great job with the dandelions and they are surprisingly yummy aren't they? Thanks so much for sharing the links Rosina.

lisa

Hippy Goodwife said...

I have wanted to try those! We did make dandelion jelly this year!

ArtMind said...

I love Dandelions and always make sure I blow away lots of seeds to ensure to see 'em popping up again next year! :)
I love the recipe - must try soon! :)