Destiny 2: Dawning 2020 Guide

It’s that time of year in Destiny 2 again! Grandma Eva is back in town and there’s plenty of festive decorations this year. Plus, the new Europa snow mechanics are making an appearance in the tower!

This Dawning is December 15th, 2020 January 5th, 2021.


Classic Dawning cookie recipes are back with a few new ones making their debut! Check out our guide to success for this Dawning season.

List of Recipes

Chocolate Ship CookieAmandaCabal Oil, Null Taste
Classic Butter CookieEvaTaken Butter, Superb Texture
Gentleman ShortbreadDevrimEther Cane. Perfect Taste
Ascendant Oatmeal Raisin CookieErisChitin Powder, Finishing Touch
Bittersweet BiscottiCrowDark Ether Cane, Balanced Flavors
GjallerdoodleZavalaEther Cane, Delicious Explosion
Vanilla BladesLord ShaxxCabal Oil, Sharp
Thousand Layer CookiesRivenTaken Butter, Delicious Explosion
Telemetry TapiocaBanshee-44Vex Milk, Bullet Spray
Strange CookiesXurTaken Butter, Electric Flavor
Infinite Forest CakeFailsafeVex Milk, Impossible Heat
Ill Fortune CookiesPetra VenjDark Ether Cane, Impossible Heal
Lavender Ribbon CookiesSaint-14Vex Milk, Personal Touch
Traveler Donut HoleIkoraCabal Oil, Flash of Inspiration
Eliksni BirdseedHawthorneEther Cane, Personal Touch
Dead Candy GhostSpiderDark Ether Cane, Flash of Inspiration
Dark Chocolate MotesDrifterTaken Butter, Null Taste
Etheric ColdsnapsVariksChitin Powder, Electric Flavour
Blueberry CrumblesShaw HanEther Cane, Bullet Spray
Bright-Dusted SnowballsTess EverisChitin Powder, Multifaceted Flavour
Destiny 2 season 12/dawning 2020 recipe infographic
Infographic of Dawning 2020 recipes. Source: OatsFX on Twitter


IngredientHow to get it
Balanced FlavorsScout Rifles, Sniper Rifles or Bows kills
Vex MilkVex kills
Bullet SpraySMG, Auto Rifles or LMG kills
Taken ButterTaken kills
Cabal OilCabal kills
Superb TextureSuper kills
Chitin PowderHive kills
Sharp FlavorSword kills
Dark Ether CaneScorn kills
Pinch of LightCollect Orbs of Power
Delicious ExplosionGrenades, Rocket Launcher, or Grenade Launcher kills
Personal TouchMelee kills
Electric FavorArk kills
Perfect TastePrecision kills
Ether CaneFallen kills
Finishing TouchFinisher kills
Flash of Inspiration (rare)Create Orbs of Power
Impossible HeatSolar kills
Multifaceted FlavorsMultikills
Null TasteVoid kills

New Rewards for 2020

There are a few new rewards available for Dawning 2020.

  • Starfarer 7M ship
    • Part of a quest: Bake cookies for Zavala and Amanda. Amanda will give you the ship.
    • Upgrades to engine effects, transmat and shaders can be earned
  • Glacioclasm (Erentil 2.0)
    • obtained via blue gifts you get from turning in cookies
Starfarer 7M

Sources for Essence of Dawning

Essence of Dawning can be obtained by playing various in-game activities

Nightfalls (lowest levels)20-25
Legendary lost sectors15-17
Wrathborn hunts10-15
Pit of Heresy dungeon9
Crucible matches10-15
Heroic / normal public events5

Additional resources