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Dandelion Shortbread

Prep Time:

55 Minutes

Cook Time:

25 Minutes


12 - 15 biscuits



About the Recipe

Adapted from "Dandelion shortbread cookies add a bright, sunny spring twist to an old school classic. Shortbread is rather plain on its own, but it’s also adaptable, and adding edible flowers is a lovely way to add a bit of excitement. Dandelion cookies anyone?"


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ to 1 cup dandelion petals (yellow parts only)

  • 2½ cups plain flour

  • pinch of salt


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 5

Step 2

Blend butter and sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add dandelion petals and beat in with a spoon.

Step 4

Gradually add flour and salt, beating to incorporate fully. Dough will be crumbly at first, but it will start to come together.

Step 5

Roll cookies out and cut out with your favorite cookie cutters.

Step 6

Bake for 20-25 mins until just turning golden

Step 7

Cool on a cooling rack then chow down!

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