The Dawning holiday is here in Destiny 2 and with it comes a dozen or so recipes for players to bake into cookies to give to people around the Tower. Destiny 2 doesn’t reveal these oven recipes, so it’s up to the player to find them all through trial and error, or refer to a handy cooking recipe so as to avoid any burned goodies.
Last updated on December 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PT.
The Dawning oven recipes
There are several recipes for players to discover during the Dawning and all of them require various ingredients in order to be crafted. Though it is possible to unlock all of the recipes using trial and error, it can be an expensive endeavor, as each ingredient can be time-consuming to come by.
The table below details each of the cookie types, the recipes used to craft each one, and the recipient whom the cookie should be given. Note that each cookie requires 15 Essence of Dawning to be baked in Eva’s Holiday Oven 2.0. Most of the recipes are ones we saw during last year's Dawning event, however, a few new recipes have joined the fold. We're working hard to find their ingredients, so check back later for more information.
Those looking to make the Burnt Edge Transit cookie should be aware that it is created with two items that are incompatible. The recipe we've included below is just one of a few variations, but it's also one of the easiest combinations to put together.
It's also worth noting that has destinations are added and removed, some recipients will be no longer available or new ones will be added. Old recipients will be left in the table below for documentation's sake.
|The Dawning recipe list|
|Burnt Edge Transit||Vex Milk
|Vanilla Blades||Cabal Oil
|Chocolate Ship Cookies||Cabal Oil
|Eliksni Birdseed||Ether Cane
|Louis (Hawthorne's bird)|
|Traveler Donut Holes||Cabal Oil
Flash of Inspiration
|Telemetry Tapioca||Vex Milk
|Gentleman's Shortbread||Ether Cane
|Alkane Dragee Cookies||Chitin Powder
|Infinite Forest Cake||Vex Milk
|Radiolarian Pudding||Vex Milk
|Javelin Mooncake||Chitin Powder
|Dark Chocolate Motes||Taken Butter
|Candy Dead Ghosts||Dark Ether Cane
Flash of Inspiration
|Ill-Fortune Cookies||Dark Ether Cane
|Strange Cookies||Taken Butter
|Fractal Rolls||Vex Milk
Pinch of Light
|Thousand Layer Cookie||Taken Butter
|Lavender Ribbon Cookies||Vex Milk
|Fried Sha-Dough||Dark Ether Cane
|Hot Crossfire Buns||Ether Cane
|Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies||Chitin Powder
|Hackberry Tart||Cabal Oil
|Classic Butter Cookie||Taken Butter
|Bittersweet Biscotti||Dark Ether Cane
|Blueberry Crumblers||Ether Cane
|Bright Dusted Snowballs||Chitin Powder
|Etheric Coldsnaps||Chitin Powder
|Ascendant Apple Tart||Taken Butter
|Queen Mara Sov|
|Starwort Thins||Dark Ether Cane
The Dawning ingredient locations
There are more than a dozen ingredients that can be found or purchased that are used to create the recipes. Players looking to bake all of the cookies in the Dawning will need to collect all of the ingredients, some of them a few times. Ingredients can be found out in the wild by killing enemies or purchased from Eva Levante using Essence of Dawning. There appear to be some new ingredients during this year's Dawning, so we'll update our guide with more information as we track down their locations.
The ingredients come in two forms, Uncommon and Rare. Last year, Uncommon ingredients could be purchased from Eva Levante for 5 Essence of Dawning while Rare ingredients costing 10. Unfortunately, this option doesn't appear to be available in The Dawning for 2020, so you'll want to get to grinding as soon as possible to get the items you need.
|The Dawning ingredient list|
|Ingredients||Rarity||Where to find||Price (Essence of Dawning)||Total Needed|
|Vex Milk||Uncommon||Kill Vex||N/A||4|
|Ether Cane||Uncommon||Kill Fallen||N/A||3|
|Cabal Oil||Uncommon||Kill Cabal||N/A||3|
|Chitin Powder||Uncommon||Kill Hive||N/A||2|
|Taken Butter||Uncommon||Kill Taken||N/A||2|
|Dark Ether Cane||Uncommon||Kill Scorn||N/A||2|
|Delicious Explosion||Rare||Kills with explosives: grenades, rockets, grenade launchers||N/A||2|
|Sharp Flavor||Rare||Kills with swords||N/A||2|
|Impossible Heat||Rare||Solar kills||N/A||2|
|Electric Flavor||Rare||Arc kills||N/A||2|
|Null Taste||Rare||Void kills||N/A||2|
|Flash of Inspiration||Rare||Generate Orbs of Light||N/A||2|
|Personal Touch||Rare||Melee kills||N/A||1|
|Perfect Taste||Rare||Precision kills||N/A||1|
|Bullet Spray||Rare||SMG, Machine Gun, and Auto Rifle kills||N/A||2|
|Finishing Touch||Rare||Earned by completing Finishers on enemies||N/A||1|
|Balanced Flavors||Rare||Bow, sniper, and scout rifle kills||N/A||1|
|Pinch of Light||Rare||Earned by picking up Orbs of Light||N/A||1|
|Multifaceted Flavors||Rare||Multi-kills on any enemy||N/A||1|
|Superb Texture||Rare||Super kills on any enemy||N/A||1|
|Dark Frosting||Rare||Stasis defeats||N/A|
How to get more Essence of Dawning
Essence of Dawning is an essential ingredient in all of the recipes players will need to make during the holiday event. Each recipe requires 15 of these, meaning players will need to get a total of 300 Essence of Dawning to craft all the recipes, and that's not taking into account if they want to purchase ingredients directly from Eva.
The first stop in getting more Essence of Dawning is to complete Eva Levante’s Dawning bounties. A couple of these bounties reward 5 apiece, which is a nice little bump when just starting. Nearly all activities in Destiny 2 will reward some amount of Essence of Dawning, though strikes and longer events appear to reward players with much more Essence of Dawn than other activities. A lot of Essence of Dawning can be earned from the Nightfall, Gambit, and Heroic Strikes – so we recommend getting those Challenges done before you switch to other activities, like the Crucible.
The Dawning rewards
This time around, players will find themselves rewarded with several different goodies. In fact, the first gift that you deliver to Zavala will grant you your first Cold Front, a new SMG that you can earn additional rolls for throughout The Dawning event. Here's what it looks like in-game.
The Dawning is Destiny 2's way of celebrating the end of the year and all that players have accomplished. This year, players can earn some pretty awesome rewards by simply following a few recipes and baking some cookies using Eva's Holiday Oven 2.0. Be sure to head over to the Destiny 2 complete strategy guide for more information on Destiny 2's limited-time events.