Dandelion Cookies

It's springtime and my children are overly excited each week to collect those abundant yellow weeds with any friends who come over to play. For the past few years it has been a spring staple in our house, and not one child has yet to dislike these little dandies. I'm not complaining, these treats are filled with nutrients, vitamins and cleansing properties for the kidneys, liver, and intestines. So send your kiddos out to collect the flowers, then have them pull the petals off. Keep the stems to use as a straw for an herbal chamomile tea to dip your cookies in or steep the root in hot water for a coffee substitute . It will be a fun, delicious kind of day that you and your children will be excited to repeat. 

1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3- 1/2 cup honey (depending on your preference of sweetness)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oat flour
1 cup dry oatmeal
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dandelion flowers
handful of walnuts 

Bake at 325° till golden delicious. Makes 8-12 large cookies. 

From the flower to the root, the entire plant is edible. The younger the sweeter, and with age it bitters  which is cleansing for the liver, kidney and intestines.  A great source of antioxidants Vit A and E, B complex, C, D, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfa, silicon, sodium, saponins, phytoestrogens, and probiotics. 

From the flower to the root, the entire plant is edible. The younger the sweeter, and with age it bitters  which is cleansing for the liver, kidney and intestines.  A great source of antioxidants Vit A and E, B complex, C, D, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfa, silicon, sodium, saponins, phytoestrogens, and probiotics.