Lemon & Dandelion Petal Shortbread Cookies

With spring comes a beautiful wave of yellow in our lawns and fields. The sunshine of the dandelion brings a smile to our faces after a long grey winter. Dandelions are a hearty perennial that offers a complete package of nutritional goodness. Roasting the root of the dandelion is a favorite way to enjoy a deeply flavorful cup of tea. The young tender leaves of the dandy make a delightful addition to a spring salad or a quick saute with a little butter and lemon juice. The star of this recipe is the petal! Just using the yellow flower adds a cheerful color to this shortbread cookie dough. Paired with lemon it is an addictive little cookie!

Lemon & Dandelion Petal Shortbread Cookies

A melt in your mouth lemony shortbread cookie that is sure to be enjoyed by all!


  • 1 cup organic Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup organic Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Flour unbleached wheat or Einkorn all purpose
  • 1/4 cup dandelion petals yellow petals only
  • 2 tsp lemon peel organic
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp lemon juice organic


  • In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well mixed.
  • Mix together the flour and salt.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mixing on slow speed.
  • Add the clean dandelion petals and lemon peel to the mixture.
  • Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Scrape batter onto parchment paper and shape into a disc. Wrap the disc tightly and put in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill.
  • Preheat oven to 300℉
  • Take dough out of the fridge. Divide dough in half and roll each half into 1/2" thick pieces.
  • Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut out your shaped cookies.
  • Place cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
  • Remove cookies and let them cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze for the cookies.
  • Drizzle the glaze with a fork or spread with a butter knife. You may want to sprinkle a few dandelion petals on to before the glaze sets.


This base shortbread cookie dough would also taste lovely by adding crushed peppermint candies and drizzling melted semi sweet chocolate on top. 

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