Destiny 2 Dawning Recipes 2023: Ingredients & Rewards

by | Dec 14, 2023

The Dawning is upon us and comes with the usual wide selection of cookies to bake and give to the various Destiny 2 characters across the universe, including Ikora and Lord Shaxx. It’s worth noting that the cookies previously reserved for Sloan in Titan, Asher Mir in IO, and so on, have been replaced by cookies for Shaw Han and Variks.

This post covers every single Cookie recipe for this year’s Dawning, including the ingredients you will need and the rewards.

What is the Dawning?

The Dawning is a Destiny 2 limited-time event that lasts three weeks in-game. The event features unique resources and items you must gather and use to earn exclusive new rewards, such as armor sets and weapons.

  • Destiny 2 Dawning 2023 start: December 12, 2023
  • Destiny 2 Dawning 2023 end: January 3, 2024
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Dawning Recipes 2023, Destiny 2

D2 Dawning Recipes 2023

Unlike the Festival of the Lost or Solstice events, The Dawning doesn’t feature a unique activity. This event is all about baking cookies and delivering them to NPCs in exchange for Dawning-exclusive rewards. 

The table below includes every cookie that can be baked, whom it should be delivered to, and what ingredients it requires:

Holiday GiftRecipientLocationIngredients
Gjallardoodles Destiny 2GjallardoodlesCommander ZavalaTowerEther Cane: Defeat Fallen enemies
Delicious Explosion: Collected from kills with Explosives
► Essence of Dawning
Vanilla Blades Destiny 2Vanilla BladesLord ShaxxTowerCabal Oil: Defeat Cabal enemies
Sharp Flavor: Collected from kills with Swords
► Essence of Dawning
Telemetry Tapioca Destiny 2Telemetry TapiocaBanshee-44TowerVex Milk: Defeat Vex enemies
Bullet Spray: Collected from kills with Automatic weapons
► Essence of Dawning
Traveler Donut Holes Destiny 2Traveler Donut HolesIkora ReyTowerCabal Oil: Defeat Cabal enemies
Flash of Inspiration: Collected from generating Orbs of Power
► Essence of Dawning
Eliksni Birdseed Destiny 2Eliksni BirdseedHawthorneTowerEther Cane: Defeat Fallen enemies
Personal Touch: Collected from Melee kills
► Essence of Dawning
Lavender Ribbon Cookies Destiny 2Lavender Ribbon CookiesSaint-14TowerVex Milk: Defeat Vex enemies
Personal Touch: Collected from Melee kills
► Essence of Dawning
Classic Butter Cookie Destiny 2Classic Butter CookieEva LavanteTowerTaken Butter: Defeat Taken enemies
Superb Texture: Collected from Super kills
► Essence of Dawning
Bright Dusted Snowballs Destiny 2Bright-Dusted SnowballsTess EverisTowerChitin Powder: Defeat Hive enemies
Multifaceted Flavour: Collected from Multikills
► Essence of Dawning
Dark Chocolate Motes Destiny 2Dark Chocolate MotesThe DrifterTowerTaken Butter: Defeat Taken enemies
Null Taste: Collected from Void kills
► Essence of Dawning
Hot Crossfire Buns Dawning cookie artHot Crossfire BunsAda-1TowerEther Cane: Defeat Fallen enemies
Balanced Flavors: Collected from kills with bows, sniper rifles, or scout rifles
► Essence of Dawning
Lucent CrunchLucent CrunchFynchThrone worldChitin Powder: Defeat Hive enemies
Perfect Taste: Collected from Precision kills
► Essence of Dawning
Etheric Coldsnap Destiny 2Etheric ColdsnapVariksEuropaChitin Powder: Defeat Hive enemies
Electric Flavor: Collected from Arc kills
► Essence of Dawning
Starwort Thins Dawning cookie artStarwort ThinsExo StrangerEuropaDark Ether Cane: Defeat Scorn enemies
Dark Frosting: Collected from kills with Stasis damage
► Essence of Dawning
Bittersweet Biscotti Destiny 2Bittersweet BiscottiThe CrowH.E.L.M.Dark Ether Cane: Defeat Scorn enemies
Balanced Flavors: Collected from kills with bows, sniper rifles, or scout rifles
► Essence of Dawning
Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Destiny 2Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin CookiesEris MornMoonChitin Powder: Defeat Hive enemies
Finishing Touch: Collected from kills with Finishers
► Essence of Dawning
Ill Fortune Cookies Destiny 2Ill-Fortune CookiesPetra VenjDreaming CityDark Ether Cane: Defeat Scorn enemies
Impossible Heat: Collected from Solar kills
► Essence of Dawning
Thousand Layer Cookie Destiny 2Thousand-Layer CookieRivenLast Wish RaidTaken Butter: Defeat Taken enemies
Delicious Explosion: Collected from kills with Explosives
► Essence of Dawning
Blueberry Crumblers Destiny 2Blueberry CrumblersShaw HanCosmodromeEther Cane: Defeat Fallen enemies
Bullet Spray: Collected from kills with Automatic weapons
► Essence of Dawning
Infinite Forest Cake Cookies Destiny 2Infinite Forest CakeFailsafeNessusVex Milk: Defeat Vex enemies
Impossible Heat: Collected from Solar kills
► Essence of Dawning
Gentlemans Shortbread Destiny 2Gentleman’s ShortbreadDevrim KayEDZEther Cane: Defeat Fallen enemies
Perfect Taste: Collected from Precision kills
► Essence of Dawning
Strange Cookies Destiny 2Strange CookiesXurVariesTaken Butter: Defeat Taken enemies
Electric Flavor: Collected from Arc kills
► Essence of Dawning

Destiny 2 Dawning Ingredients

All those cookies will require a lot of ingredients, so prepare for intense farming! Some ingredients randomly drop from defeating common enemies, others from defeating enemies in specific ways, and others from completing activities. This section covers the many sources for every ingredient required:

Essence of Dawning:

Unlike most ingredients that drop from defeating enemies, Essence of Dawning only drops from completing activities.

💠 Pro tip: You can also earn Essence of Dawning by simply equipping the “Starfarer 7M” ship to earn extra materials when you get ingredients

Common ingredients (from killing specific enemy types):

  • Vex Milk: Collected when defeating Vex enemies
  • Ether Cane: Collected when defeating Fallen enemies
  • Cabal Oil: Collected when defeating Cabal enemies
  • Chitin Powder: Collected when defeating Hive enemies
  • Taken Butter: Collected when defeating Taken enemies
  • Dark Ether Cane: Collected when defeating Scorn enemies

Rare ingredients (from performing specific types of kills):

  • Delicious Explosions: Collected from explosive kills
  • Sharp Flavor: Collected from sword kills
  • Impossible Heat: Collected from solar kills (from either class abilities or weapons)
  • Electric Flavor: Collected from Arc kills (from either class abilities or weapons)
  • Null Taste: Collected from Void kills (from either class abilities or weapons)
  • Flash of Inspiration: Collected when generating Orbs of Power (from Masterworked weapons or Supers)
  • Personal Touch: Collected from melee kills
  • Perfect Taste: Collected from precision kills
  • Bullet Spray: Collected from kills with automatic weapons (Machine guns, auto rifles, or submachine guns)
  • Finishing Touch: Collected from kills with Finishers
  • Multifaceted Flavors: Collected from multikills
  • Pinch of Light: Collected when generating Orbs of Power
  • Balanced Flavors: Collected from kills with bows, sniper rifles, or scout rifles
  • Superb Texture: Collected from Super kills
  • Dark Frosting: Collected from kills with Stasis damage

Make sure you bookmark this page and keep it on hand. There are so many ingredients to collect it can quickly become hard to keep track of what comes from where!

The Dawning 2023 featured Destiny 2

The Dawning 2023, Destiny 2

How to enter the Dawning 2023 event

To enter the Dawning event, you must visit Eva Levante at the Tower once the event becomes available. She will provide you with Winter Night quest and any other item you may require.

If you’re new, don’t worry. Dawning is a straightforward event, and Eva’s quest does a good job of explaining the different mechanics. It’s all about collecting ingredients and baking cookies! The Dawning is a free yearly event that is open to all players.

Dawning 2023 rewards

The Dawning’s rewards for 2023 are just as good, if not better, than last year’s rewards, including a brand-new glaive and perhaps the best-looking Dawning armor we have seen to date. 

Destiny 2 The Dawning Armor 2023

Dawning armor 2023 featured Destiny 2

Dawning Armor 2023, Destiny 2

This great-looking 2023 Dawning armor set can be either purchased with Silver or Bright Dust.

Albedo Wing Glaive

Albedo Wing glaive featured Destiny 2

Albedo Wing glaive, Destiny 2

We cover the best Albedo Wing god rolls here.

More rewards

And while the armor sets and the new weapon are my main targets, there are also ornaments, a brand-new memento, and other Exotic items up for grabs!

Happy Dawning!

About The Author

Ric Molina
Ric Molina
I've been covering gaming since 2012, and some of my work has been featured by large brands, including MSN.com, Forbes, Rock Paper Shotgun, and more. I've been obsessed with Destiny 2 (and now Diablo 4) for years now, and I hope to provide new and returning players with the guides and resources I wish I had when I first started.
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3 Comments
  1. Dude

    You have error for Crow recipe, it should be Dark Ether Cane + Balanced Flavors

    Reply
  2. Seän S. (Frostbyte ~ Yumi#666)

    Beautiful, well-written and absolutely indispensable article, Prim! Thanks so much, bro. I really appreciate all the hard work that obviously went into writing this! Happy Dawning, happy (IRL) holidays and hope you have a great New Year! =) o7

    Reply
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