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Destiny 2 the Dawning 2023 recipes and ingredients list

Here’s how to bake all of Eva’s cookies for the Cookie Delivery Helper and Winter Night quests

Eva Levante stands in the Tower offering an oven for players to use in Destiny 2 Image: Bungie
Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

The Dawning is back in Destiny 2 to close out 2023 and prepare the game for the long winter between Season of the Wish and The Final Shape. Once again, you’ll need to make cookie recipes from a variety of ingredients.

Like every year, there’s plenty to celebrate in The Dawning. There’s a new Dawning Glaive to earn, an exclusive Memento that makes your weapon look icy, and all of the previous Dawning weapons to pick up. Of course, to get all of these cool rewards, you’ll need to follow the Cookie Delivery Helper quest and bake lots of cookies for your Guardian pals.

In this Destiny 2 guide, we’ll reveal the ingredients for each of the 20 recipes in 2023’s iteration of the Dawning and tell you how to find all of the ingredients.


All Destiny 2 the Dawning 2023 Recipes

A cursor hovers over the Lavender Ribbon Cookies recipe in Destiny 2’s The Dawning event Image: Bungie via Polygon

Each character in the world of Destiny 2 has their own likes and dislikes, and that boils all the way down to their cookie tastes. You’ll need to bake a different set of cookies for each of the NPC characters in Destiny and then hand-deliver them for some rewards.

Each cookie recipe requires an uncommon enemy ingredient, a rare kill ingredient, and 10-15 Essence of Dawning — depending on if you’ve baked every recipe and Masterworked your oven or not — which you can get from completing activities in Destiny 2.

Here are all of the recipes for the Dawning 2023. If you need a breakdown on how to find each of these ingredients, continue scrolling down.

The Dawning 2023 Recipes List

Cookie Name Character Ingredients Required
Cookie Name Character Ingredients Required
Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Eris Morn Chitin Powder, Finishing Touch, Essence of Dawning
Bittersweet Biscotti Crow Dark Ether Cane, Balanced Flavors, Essence of Dawning
Blueberry Crumbles Shaw Han Ether Cane, Bullet Spray, Essence of Dawning
Bright-Dusted Snowballs Tess Everis Chitin Powder, Multifaceted Flavors, Essence of Dawning
Classic Butter Cookies Eva Levante Taken Butter, Superb Texture, Essence of Dawning
Dark Chocolate Motes The Drifter Taken Butter, Null Taste, Essence of Dawning
Etheric Coldsnaps Variks Chitin Powder, Electric Flavor, Essence of Dawning
Gentleman’s Shortbread Devrim Kay Ether Cane, Perfect Taste, Essence of Dawning
Gjallardoodles Commander Zavala Ether Cane, Delicious Explosion, Essence of Dawning
Hot Crossfire Buns Ada-1 Ether Cane, Balanced Flavors, Essence of Dawning
Ill-Fortune Cookies Petra Venj Dark Ether Cane, Impossible Heat, Essence of Dawning
Infinite Forest Cake Failsafe Vex Milk, Impossible Heat, Essence of Dawning
Lavender Ribbon Cookies Saint-14 Vex Milk, Personal Touch, Essence of Dawning
Lucent Crunch Fynch Chitin Powder, Perfect Taste, Essence of Dawning
Eliksni Birdseed Hawthorne Ether Cane, Personal Touch, Essence of Dawning
Starwort Thins Exo Stranger Dark Ether Cane, Dark Frosting, Essence of Dawning
Strange Cookies Xur Taken Butter, Electric Flavor, Essence of Dawning
Telemetry Tapioca Banshee-44 Vex Milk, Bullet Spray, Essence of Dawning
Traveler Donut Holes Ikora Cabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration, Essence of Dawning
Vanilla Blades Lord Shaxx Cabal Oil, Sharp Flavor, Essence of Dawning

How to get ingredients in Destiny 2’s the Dawning 2023

To make the recipes above, you’ll need ingredients, which randomly drop when you meet certain criteria when defeating enemies out in the world of Destiny 2.

There are two different kinds of ingredients: uncommon enemy ingredients, and rare kill ingredients. We’ve organized the ingredients alphabetically below.

How to get uncommon enemy ingredients

A cursor hovers over the Chitin Powder ingredient in The Dawning event for Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

All of the enemy ingredients come when you defeat a certain kind of enemy. While these ingredients aren’t guaranteed on a kill, they’re very likely to appear.

  • Cabal Oil: Cabal Oil randomly drops when you kill a Cabal. You can readily find Cabal in the EDZ, on Nessus, or Neomuna.
  • Chitin Powder: Chitin Powder randomly drops when you kill Hive. You can readily find Hive on the Moon, in the Cosmodrome, or Savathun’s Throne World.
  • Dark Ether Cane: Dark Ether Cane randomly drops when you kill Scorn. You can readily find Scorn in Savathun’s Throne World, or the Dreaming City.
  • Ether Cane: Ether Cane randomly drops when you kill Fallen. You can readily find Fallen in the Cosmodrome, the EDZ, Nessus, or Europa.
  • Taken Butter: Taken Butter randomly drops when you kill Taken. You can readily find Taken in the Dreaming City.
  • Vex Milk: Vex Milk randomly drops when you kill Vex. You can readily find Vex on Nessus, Europa, or Neomuna.

How to get rare kill ingredients

A cursor hovers over the Dark Frosting ingredient in The Dawning event 2023 for Destiny 2 Image: Bungie via Polygon

The rare kill ingredients come when you defeat an enemy using a certain method, such as a shotgun or a melee ability. These ingredients can be extremely rare, and you might need to kill 50 enemies with a sword in order to get a single Sharp Flavor.

  • Balanced Flavors: Balanced Flavor randomly drops from bow, sniper rifle, scout rifle, or pulse rifle kills.
  • Bullet Spray: Bullet Spray randomly drops from heavy machine gun, auto rifle, or submachine gun kills.
  • Dark Frosting: Dark Frosting randomly drops from Stasis ability or weapon kills.
  • Delicious Explosions: Delicious Explosions randomly drops from class grenade ability, rocket launcher, or (Special or Heavy) grenade launcher kills.
  • Electric Flavor: Electric Flavor randomly drops from Arc ability or weapon kills.
  • Finishing Touch: Finishing Touch randomly drops from Finisher kills.
  • Flash of Inspiration: Flash of Inspiration randomly drops when you generate Orbs of Power with Armor Mods or Supers.
  • Impossible Heat: Impossible Heat randomly drops from Solar ability or weapon kills.
  • Multifaceted Flavors: Multifaceted Flavors randomly drops when you get multi-kills with any weapon type or ability.
  • Null Taste: Null Taste randomly drops from Void ability or weapon kills.
  • Perfect Taste: Perfect Taste randomly drops from precision kills.
  • Personal Touch: Personal Touch randomly drops from melee kills.
  • Sharp Flavor: Sharp Flavor randomly drops from sword kills.
  • Superb Texture: Superb Texture randomly drops from Super kills.

What else is in Destiny 2’s the Dawning in 2023?

A Hunter holds the new Winter glaive in Destiny 2’s Dawning 2023 event Image: Bungie

Unlike other holiday events in Destiny 2, The Dawning doesn’t ask you to go out and play some new, unique activity. Instead, you just need to play Destiny 2 to collect ingredients and Essence of Dawning. However, just because there isn’t a unique activity for the event doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of other stuff going on.

In addition to baking cookies, The Dawning 2023 also includes:

  • Dawning-exclusive weapons, including the new Albedo Wing glaive
  • A new Dawning Memento, which comes from the Winter’s Night quest and makes your weapons look icy
  • Upgrades for your baking oven and the rewards you can receive
  • Stasis snowballs, which you can now spawn after you get a kill with your abilities or Dawning weapons
  • Winter-themed cosmetics in the Eververse Store and through the Challenge Card
  • A Dawning Title that you can earn and gild, which you need if you want to eventually earn the Reveler annual title

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