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Dandelion Flower Butter Cookies

Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dandelion flower petals
  • 2 cups flour, all purpose
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. dandelion flower petals

Instructions

  • Cream together the butter, sugar and salt (if using) in a large bowl, or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, until the mixture is light in colour and fluffy.
  • Add the egg yolks one at a time and mix thoroughly.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract and dandelion flower petals.
  • Pour in the flour and mix until the dough is well combined and smooth.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and roll it into a log.
  • Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp. of dandelion flower petals and sprinkle onto a clean surface (counter or cutting board).
  • Roll the dough log over the sugar and petal mixture.
  • Wrap the log in parchment paper or plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for a least one hour or overnight.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1/4 inch slices and lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edged of the cookie just begin turning light brown.