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Sweet Pea Cookies
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4.75 from 4 votes

Sweet Pea Cookies

A tasty shortbread cookie with a green swirl made from sweet peas!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 49kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely ground freeze dried peas a food processor works best for this


  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Remove half of the dough, roll it into a ball, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
  • Mix the freeze dried peas into the remaining dough until fully incorporated. Then, ball up that batter, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.
  • After 15 minutes, remove all the dough from the refrigerator. Split both dough balls in half and roll the halves out to about 14" x 4".
  • Place a rolled out green section over a rolled out plain section and trim the edges if necessary to perfectly match up the two dough sheets.
  • Roll the dough together into a log.
  • Repeat with the remaining two rolled out dough sheets.
  • Cover logs and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Slice logs into 1/4" rounds and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for seven minutes or until they get just a little golden. They will harden more as they cool.
  • Cool on a cooling rack.


Makes 6 dozen cookies.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg