Destiny 2 The Dawning 2020 recipes list: How to get all holiday cookie recipes and ingredients, including Flash of Inspiration

How to make festive treats old and new in the Destiny 2's holiday event.

Destiny 2's The Dawning sees the return of the game's annual holiday event.

As with previous years, it centres around oven cookie recipes, each requiring ingredients before you can cook them - all of which are generated by killing different things with specific methods.

Creating different recipes is all part of several questlines, including the new And To All A Good Flight quest - which needs the likes of Vanilla Blades, Chocolate Ship Cookies and Eliksni Birdseed recipes and more.

There's plenty more besides - including a few vendors to visit this year with the arrival of Beyond Light's new cast.

Note that The Dawning runs between December 15th to January 5th, starting and ending at the usual weekly reset time.

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Destiny 2 - The Dawning 2020 trailer

Destiny The Dawning 2020 recipes list

Here's how to make every oven cookie recipe in Destiny 2's The Dawning event, including 2020's new additions:

Dawning 2020 Oven RecipeIngredient 1Ingredient 2Recipient
Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Chitin Powder Finishing Touch Eris Morn, Moon
Bittersweet Biscotti (new) Dark Ether Cane Balanced Flavours Crow, Tangled Shore
Blueberry Crumblers (new) Ether Cane Bullet Spray Shaw Han, Cosmodrome
Bright Dusted Snowball (new) Chitin Powder Multifaceted Flavours Tess Everis, The Tower
Burnt Edge Transit Any combo not listed... ...such as Chitin Powder and Perfect Taste Rahool, Tower
Candy Dead Ghosts Dark Ether Cane Flash of Inspiration Spider, Tangled Shore
Chocolate Ship Cookies Cabal Oil Null Taste Amanda Holliday, Tower
Classic Butter Cookie (new) Taken Butter Superb Texture Eva, The Tower
Dark Chocolate Motes Taken Butter Null Taste The Drifter, Tower
Eliksni Birdseed Ether Cane Personal Touch Hawthorne (Louis), Tower
Etheric Coldsnaps (new) Chitin Powder Electric Flavour Variks, Europa
Gentleman's Shortbread Ether Cane Perfect Taste Devrim Kay, EDZ
Gjallardoodles Ether Cane Delicious Explosion Zavala, Tower
Ill-Fortune Cookies Dark Ether Cane Impossible Heat Petra Venj, Dreaming City
Infinite Forest Cake Vex Milk Impossible Heat Failsafe, Nessus
Lavender Ribbon Cookies Vex Milk Personal Touch Saint-14, Mercury
Strange Cookies Taken Butter Electric Flavour Xur (location changes weekly)
Telemetry Tapioca Vex Milk Bullet Spray Banshee-44 (Gunsmith), Tower
Thousand-Layer Cookie Taken Butter Delicious Explosion Riven, Last Wish raid
Traveler Donut Holes Cabal Oil Flash of Inspiration Ikora Rey, Tower
Vanilla Blades Cabal Oil Sharp Flavour Shaxx, Tower

Thanks to albatkross0108 on reddit for helping explain this year's new additions.


As well as the above, here are recipes for legacy vendors who are no longer in Destiny, in case they are useful:

Legacy Oven RecipeIngredient 1Ingredient 2Recipient
Alkane Dragee Cookies Chitin Powder Bullet Spray Sloane, Titan
Fractal Rolls Vex Milk Pinch of Light Vance, Mercury
Fried Sha-dough Dark Ether Cane Superb Texture Visage of Calus, Tribute Hall
Hackberry Tart Cabal Oil Multifaceted Flavours Benedict 99-40, Tower
Hot Crossfire Buns Ether Cane Balanced Flavours Ada-1, Tower
Javelin Mooncake Chitin Powder Sharp Flavor Ana Bray, Mars
Radiolarian Pudding Vex Milk Electric Flavour Asher Mir, Io

Destiny The Dawning 2020 ingredients list, including Flash of Inspiration

To craft the above Holiday Oven recipes, you need to source Dawning Ingredients. These are dropped from performing different types of kills.

Unlike recipes, these have been unchanged from previous years:

Dawning 2020 ingredientSource
Balanced Flavours (new)Scout, Sniper, Pulse or Bow kills
Bullet SprayAutomatic kills
Cabal OilCabal kills
Chitin PowderHive kills
Dark Ether CaneScorn kills
Delicious ExplosionExplosive kills
Electric FlavourArc kills
Ether CaneFallen kills
Finishing Touch (new)Finisher kills
Flash of InspirationGenerating Orbs of Light
Impossible HeatSolar kills
Multifaceted Flavours (new)Multi-kills
Null TasteVoid kills
Perfect TastePrecision kills
Personal TouchMelee kills
Pinch of Light (new)Orbs of Light
Sharp FlavourSword hills
Superb Texture (new)Super kills
Taken ButterTaken kills
Vex MilkVex kills

You then need to get a third ingredient - 15 Essence of Dawning - to craft the recipe.

You earn Essence of Dawning from completing activities and Bounties from Eva. If you're looking for a fast method to get these, then continue on to the penultimate bullet point in the following section...


Season of the Lost is here, with new Exotics such as the Ager's Scepter and the long-awaited arrival of crossplay. New activities include the Wayfinders Voyage, the Astral Alignment activity and finding Atlas Skew, Trivial Mystery, Enigmatic Mystery, Parallax Trajectory and Ascendant Anchor locations. Elsewhere, we've seen new Nightfall weapons such as the Uzume RR4, Plug One.1 and Hung Jury SR4. Other recent new features include transmog and materials Synthstrand, Synthcord and Synthweave, the Splicer Gauntlet and Decrypted Data used to upgrade it.

Everything else you need to know about Destiny's The Dawning event

All the above tables is pretty much everything you need to know about this year's event. However, here's some additional tidbits that might help:

  • The main objectives in 2020 is collecting and upgrading the Starfarer 7M ship by starting and progressing through the All to a Good Fight questline. Completing this will also reward you with the Glacioclasm fusion rifle.
  • A secondary objective is when you bake one of every recipe, the Dawning oven will be masterworked - making future recipes cheaper to bake.
  • There are a few recipes and cookies for vendors that aren't always around in the game - such as Xur - so masterworking and getting every Triumph will take a bit of patience.
  • As before, Burnt Edge Transit is the cookie you receive when you combine 'wrong' ingredients. If it's anything like previous years, you need to do this before you complete every recipe, as when you masterwork the oven, you cannot then make a Burnt Edge Transit.
  • As with every seasonal event, there are a series of time-limited Triumphs to unlock before it concludes. The vast majority of these involving creating one of each recipe type and handing it over to the respective vendor. You also need to fully repair the Alpine Dash sparrow as part of the new quest.
  • Essence of Dawning drops from pretty much every activity in the game. However, if you want a farming method, the following video from Ehroar recommends completing Legend Lost Sectors - the higher difficulty challenge introduced in Beyond Light - which is also useful if you want to grab certain new Exotics:
  • If you plan to do everything in The Dawning and are not sure where to start with the many recipes, we recommend just playing the game as you normally would, and seeing what ingredients arrive in your lap. For example, completing Bounties for other events - such as Gambit - will naturally force you to use a variety of elements and weapons, and have you face a variety of adversaries naturally. Then, you can work out the things you then need to source to complete the remaining Triumphs.

Enjoy the holiday event!

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