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Destiny 2 The Dawning 2021 recipes list: How to get all holiday cookie recipes and Dawning 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 Pigeon Provides quest - which rewards you with Zephyr, the new Stasis sword - and Rite of Dawning.

Note that The Dawning runs between December 14th, 2021 to January 4th, 2022 - starting and ending at the usual weekly reset time.

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Destiny 2: Season of the Lost - The Dawning event

Destiny The Dawning 2021 recipes list

Here's how to make every oven cookie recipe in Destiny 2's The Dawning event, including 2021's new additions:

Dawning 2021 Oven RecipeIngredient 1Ingredient 2Recipient
Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin CookiesChitin PowderFinishing TouchEris Morn, Moon
Ascendant Apple Tart (new)Taken ButterSharp FlavourQueen Mara Sov, H.E.L.M.
Bittersweet BiscottiDark Ether CaneBalanced FlavoursCrow, Tangled Shore
Blueberry CrumblersEther CaneBullet SprayShaw Han, Cosmodrome
Bright-Dusted SnowballsChitin PowderMultifaceted FlavoursTess Everis, The Tower
Chocolate Ship CookiesCabal OilNull TasteAmanda Holliday, Tower
Classic Butter CookieTaken ButterSuperb TextureEva, The Tower
Dark Chocolate MotesTaken ButterNull TasteThe Drifter, Tower
Eliksni BirdseedEther CanePersonal TouchHawthorne (Louis), Tower
Etheric Coldsnaps Chitin PowderElectric FlavourVariks, Europa
Gentleman's ShortbreadEther CanePerfect TasteDevrim Kay, EDZ
GjallardoodlesEther CaneDelicious ExplosionZavala, Tower
Hot Crossfire Buns (new)Ether CaneBalanced FlavoursAda-1, Tower Annex
Ill-Fortune CookiesDark Ether CaneImpossible HeatPetra Venj, Dreaming City
Infinite Forest CakeVex MilkImpossible HeatFailsafe, Nessus
Lavender Ribbon CookiesVex MilkPersonal TouchSaint-14, Mercury
Starwort Thins (new)Dark Ether CaneDark FrostingExo Strange, Europa
Strange CookiesTaken ButterElectric FlavourXur (location changes weekly)
Telemetry TapiocaVex MilkBullet SprayBanshee-44 (Gunsmith), Tower
Traveler Donut HolesCabal OilFlash of InspirationIkora Rey, Tower
Vanilla BladesCabal OilSharp FlavourShaxx, Tower

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 CookiesChitin PowderBullet SpraySloane, Titan
Burnt Edge TransitAny combo not listed...such as Chitin Powder and Perfect TasteRahool, Tower
Candy Dead GhostsDark Ether CaneFlash of InspirationSpider, Tangled Shore
Fractal RollsVex MilkPinch of LightVance, Mercury
Fried Sha-doughDark Ether CaneSuperb TextureVisage of Calus, Tribute Hall
Hackberry TartCabal OilMultifaceted FlavoursBenedict 99-40, Tower
Hot Crossfire BunsEther CaneBalanced FlavoursAda-1, Tower
Javelin MooncakeChitin PowderSharp FlavorAna Bray, Mars
Radiolarian PuddingVex MilkElectric FlavourAsher Mir, Io
Thousand-Layer CookieTaken ButterDelicious ExplosionRiven, Last Wish raid

Destiny The Dawning 2021 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.

While the list remained unchanged during 2020, there is a new addition this year (while Pinch of Light has been removed):

Dawning 2021 ingredientSource
Balanced FlavoursScout, Sniper, Pulse or Bow kills
Bullet SprayAutomatic kills
Cabal OilCabal kills
Chitin PowderHive kills
Dark Ether CaneScorn kills
Delicious ExplosionExplosive kills
Dark Frosting (new)Stasis kills
Electric FlavourArc kills
Ether CaneFallen kills
Finishing TouchFinisher kills
Flash of InspirationGenerating Orbs of Light
Impossible HeatSolar kills
Multifaceted FlavoursMulti-kills
Null TasteVoid kills
Perfect TastePrecision kills
Personal TouchMelee kills
Sharp FlavourSword hills
Superb Texture 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...


For Season of Plunder, we have the Sails of the Shipstealer quest, Treasure Coordinates and Map Fragments, Cryptic Quatrains and weapons such as the Quicksilver Storm and Taipan 4FR. Meanwhile, there's the arrival of King's Fall and King's Fall challenges, plus weapons including Doom of Chelchis and Touch of Malice. For The Witch Queen, learn how to get Exotics including Dead Messenger and Parasite.


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 objective in 2021 is to create Swaddled Etherdips and progress through The Pigeon Provides quest, which will lead you to unlock the new Stasis sword called Zephyr.
  • A secondary objective is when you bake one of every recipe, the Dawning oven will be masterworked - making future recipes cheaper to bake.
  • It's worth equipping the Dawning ship, the Starfarer 7M, for additional Dawning Spirit during the event. If you played last year chances are you already have it - otherwise, go to the second page of Eva's list to get one. Don't forget to upgrade it!
  • 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.
Booker, catch!
  • 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.
  • Essence of Dawning drops from pretty much every activity in the game. However, if you want a farming method, the following video from Part Time Guardian 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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