Green Peas Spelt Cookies | © 2011 | | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

These crunchy, melt-in-mouth green pea cookies, mainly prepared with spelt flour, ground green peas, peanut oil, and icing sugar, are commonly baked for the Spring Festival celebration, but they are an outright winner any time of year.

Green Peas Spelt Cookies

adapted from No-Frills Recipes
  • 330 g Spelt pastry flour
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • 260 g Shelled green peas, finely ground
  • 150 g Powdered sugar
  • 200 ml Peanut or corn oil
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp Water
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  1. Sift the spelt pastry flour, salt, baking powder, finely ground shelled green peas, and powdered sugar into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Slowly pour in oil and mix until the mixture forms a soft and pliable dough. Cover with a plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into inch balls and arrange them on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Stir the egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Brush the top of each cookie with egg glaze and sprinkle some sesame seeds over. Bake for 15 minutes until the tops are golden brown. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


anne 26/2/12 06:47

These looks really yummy ! I love the idea of using green peas and spelt flour as it's more wholesome :D And gorgeous photos always !

edith 26/2/12 07:43


What is spelt flour? different from plain flour right?

I love this cookies. Very addictive.

Choc Chip Uru 26/2/12 08:12

These are gorgeous - such unique ingredients still making such a yummy cookie :D
Buzzed and wonderful post!

Choc Chip Uru
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OohLookBel 26/2/12 08:40

An unusual cookie, they look like almond cookies and just as delicious!

Anonymous 26/2/12 09:18

So original Angie, I would never have thought of using split peas for cookies.
:-) Mandy

Ann@Anncoo Journal 26/2/12 09:57

Gosh! These look very delicious and using spelt flour is more healthier.

Lenia 26/2/12 10:00

This is a very original recipe!I 'll bookmark it!Have a lovely day,dear!

Elies_Lie 26/2/12 10:34

Never knew that my fav veggie/ bean should I said - the green peas - can be made into a cookies, and u use spelt flour! excelent!
Tq for sharing angie! ;)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 26/2/12 11:07

Lovely cookies! their composition is so original.



[Reply] 26/2/12 11:14

Lovely cookies! Great yummy look =)

Sharmilee! :) 26/2/12 11:27

Perfectly done and the cookies looks tempting

lena 26/2/12 14:03

oh angie, you're bringing back some chinese new year mood here! green peas cookies are quite common here during cny and you made them look so pretty in your photos!!

ping 26/2/12 14:44

It's Chinese New Year all over again! Yay! This sure brings back the festive mood.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 26/2/12 15:06

I've never had pea cookies, interesting, and they look great. I'd love to try one.

Belinda @zomppa 26/2/12 15:21

These are the best looking peas EVER.

Jeannie 26/2/12 15:22

Yummy! I still have some cookies left over from CNY:P These look delicious and crispy!

easyfoodsmith 26/2/12 15:23

Oh my! These sound awesome. It is so interesting to know that you made them using green peas! What a great post!

Lora 26/2/12 17:36

I love all your great spelt baking ideas. These are so unique.

Rosita Vargas 26/2/12 20:20

Que galletas más ricas y originales Angie me encantan ,lucen crujientes y deliciosas,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Ilke 26/2/12 21:14

Cute! Love the little size of it. Hope you are doing well.

Lizzy 26/2/12 21:40

Such a unique wonderfully crackled! I'd love to sample these gems~

lisa is cooking 27/2/12 00:19

They look great with the golden color from baking and the sesame seeds on top! Wish I could taste one right now.

PolaM 27/2/12 01:05

Never thought of peas as an ingredient for dessert, but I bet they would work great with their sweetness!

Anonymous 27/2/12 02:33

I always love cookies like these... Especially yam ones... green peas? I'm not a big fan but i'm sure they're just as beautiful :)

Tiffany 27/2/12 02:44

This is a MUST try! I've been looking for ways to eat more spelt! Thanks for sharing! :D

Katie@Cozydelicious 27/2/12 02:44

Split peas in cookies? I ahve got to try this recipe!!

Achu's Amma's Kitchen 27/2/12 03:24

Super cookies..with peas different try...comes out well

Gloria 27/2/12 03:26

what nice and yumm look these!

Words Of Deliciousness 27/2/12 04:38

Yummy looking cookies. Love the photos, they look perfect.

Rebecca Subbiah 27/2/12 05:13

wow peas in a cookie how cool

Anonymous 27/2/12 07:02

I can't figure out this ingredient: fresh or dried peas?

Rachelle 27/2/12 08:30

yes a simple recipe again! thumbs up for this post of yours.
added to my list. have fun always :p

Dorina 27/2/12 09:06

An interesting recipe ,I save it

Angie's Recipes 27/2/12 09:52

@Anonymous Dried one, shelled and ground...

noobcook 27/2/12 10:57

looks great and make a tasty snack for any time of the year.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 27/2/12 11:51

this is a popular cookie during you added sesame seed as topping, must be very fragrant!

Carolyn 27/2/12 12:12

Wow, green peas? I never would have thought of them in a sweet like this!

Jo 27/2/12 13:58

Lovely pictures and the cookies equally delightful as well. We make these cookies but not using spelt flour over the Chinese New Year as well.

What's Baking?? 27/2/12 14:52

Love this cookie and it just makes your mouth all sticky the moment you pop it in! Perfectly baked, Angie!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 27/2/12 16:44

These look so delicious and soft, and I love the green tint. What a great cookie, Angie! Thanks for sharing.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 27/2/12 16:44

Very different, love the green peas and they look great to serve to guest with cocktails. Have not worked with spelt yet!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 27/2/12 17:23

How very interesting! Never heard of pea cookies :) Beautiful as always!

Magic of Spice 27/2/12 18:11

These are just gorgeous, and what a combination! I do not think I have ever seen peas utilized in a recipe like this...very creative!

Angie's Recipes 27/2/12 18:33

@edithSpelt is a cereal grain in the wheat family, but easier to digest, higher in protein, and lower calorie. In Germany you can find spelt bread flour (#1050), spelt pastry flour (#630) and wholegrain spelt flour.

Helene Dsouza 27/2/12 19:15

Hi Angie!

What a wonderful recipe and idea. I am wondering what those beauties taste like, wish I could have a bite right now. are there any left? =P

Biren @ Roti n Rice 27/2/12 20:05

These remind me of peanut cookies. Will have to give them a try. I remember eating the flat ones with a hole in the middle (shape of medallions) when I was a kid. Have not tasted them in a long, long time.

Pachecopatty 27/2/12 20:29

Wonderful creative cookie recipe using, my favorite, spelt flour!

sally 27/2/12 21:53

I've never heard of a cookie made out of peas, but it looks delicious!

Mary 27/2/12 21:58

These really are unusual. I am curious to try them. I love to try things that are out of the ordinary. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lyndsey 27/2/12 22:04

What an interesting cookie, I would love to taste this one. I like finding differnt ways to use spelt flour.

Bizzy B. Bakes 28/2/12 01:42

Angie, this is so creative. I would never have thought of using peas. Keep creating.

Asmita 28/2/12 04:18

What a healthy twist on a cookie. This looks so amazing!!! Never tried spelt flour, am curious to find out how it tastes.

Farwin 28/2/12 07:05

What an interesting combination ! I'm so curious to find out how this flavor combination works so bookmarking right away.

peachkins 28/2/12 09:42

what a healthy recipe, Angie!

Hotly Spiced 28/2/12 10:34

What an interesting recipe. These sound really interesting. I bet the flavour is incredible.

Becki's Whole Life 28/2/12 13:05

I love the green color in these cookies. I have never heard of using peas in baking, but I bet the flavor is great since peas are so nice and sweet.

Joanne 28/2/12 14:07

I'm so amazed that these have PEAS in them! Crazy cool!

Sissi 28/2/12 16:55

They look so cute! I was sure they were savoury, so the recipe is a big surprise too.

Rachana 28/2/12 18:08

Those cookies look so good. Loved the lovely colour..

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/2/12 20:50

Green peas and spring - how I love them both! These look delicious, Angie, and wholesome too, which is wonderful.

Catalina @ Cake with Love 28/2/12 21:11

lovethe recipe it is so unique! Great looking cookies!

Juliana 28/2/12 22:11

So interesting these cookies with green peas and spelt the greenish color and they sure look tasty.
Hope you are having a wonderful week Angie :)

Deepti 28/2/12 23:31

Very interesting! a very creative dish indeed.

Cheah 29/2/12 00:56

These green pea cookies were a hit amongst my family members during CNY but must try using spelt flour. Good idea, Angie!

maha 29/2/12 01:19

This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it
1st time here.u have anice space vth yumm recipes.
vl catch u in my space.....


the food dude 29/2/12 04:18

These cookies are unique and different, you continue to amaze!

Christy 29/2/12 06:24

What an interesting concept; to use peas in cookies, not to mention the spelt flour!:p
I wonder how these taste like;)

Terra 29/2/12 06:37

Oh wow, I love finding new ways to make sweet treats healthier. Love the addition of sweet peas, beautiful:-) Hugs, Terra

Ananda Rajashekar 29/2/12 22:02

so new, love the colour they look just gorgeous!

Stefanie 29/2/12 23:37

How unique! These are adorable little cookies and they look delicious!

grace 1/3/12 01:19

these are weird and altogether awesome, angie! how inventive of you!

5 Star foodie 1/3/12 05:26

Such unique cookies here, with green peas, would love to try!

Baker Street 1/3/12 11:48

Ooh! Never baked green peas cookies but looking at yours I feel I ought to try.

Daisy@Nevertoosweet 1/3/12 12:48

What an interesting mix ;) I've never thought of making cookies with green peas hehe cause i always thought green peas were a savoury ingredient ~

maha 1/3/12 14:33

very nice and looking so yummy innovative idea vth peas....

May 2/3/12 11:08

ahm nice. i really wonder what it taste like. did the green peas make it taste better?

Jenn 2/3/12 13:15

The perfect way to get kids to eat peas... put them in cookie form!

saltele 2/3/12 14:21

Hmm i think this is a very interesting recipe because it looks so good. I will try it when i will go home tonight. Thanks for sharing and i promise to come back to tell you the result.

Cucina49 2/3/12 22:24

I'm imagining the texture of these--wish I had a few to snack on right now! What an unusual and delicious-looking recipe.

FOODESSA 3/3/12 12:09

If these are as delicious as they are adorable...they are a winning treat for sure Angie ;o)

Ciao for now,

Torviewtoronto 3/3/12 16:10

healthy looking lovely cookies and colour

Katherine Martinelli 3/3/12 21:59

Green peas and spelt in a cookie?? They look absolutely delicious, and like nothing I've ever had!

OysterCulture 5/3/12 03:47

What a cool idea - with the peas and spelt flour, I cannot wait to amaze my friends with this combination.

Baltic Maid 5/3/12 08:31

These cookies look absolutely beautiful!!!

Hovkonditorn 6/3/12 04:26

Wow, these sound so delicious!

MaryMoh 7/3/12 19:12

Ooooh...I must try this lovely cookies one day. They just look so tempting and healthy with spelt flour and green peas. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a great week. Mary

Three-Cookies 11/3/12 22:21

Amazing and unusual. Chickpea flour is used quite a lot for baking but never heard of green pea flour. Adds nice color.

info korners 20/3/12 11:22

This cookies recipe is very delightful , Very unique and interesting , I love it ............

Tuty 23/3/12 03:09


Quick question please.... Is the green peas the split peas or the mung beans?

Thank you.

Angie's Recipes 23/3/12 06:57

I used the shelled whole peas...You can use green split peas though.

Tuty 23/3/12 07:29

Are you talking about the fresh shelled whole peas or dry ones?
Sorry I ask again...

Veronica Miller 2/11/12 05:57

This is such a neat recipe-I've never heard of anything like it! They are so pretty, too.

Andrea H 3/11/12 16:09

Green PEAS spelt cookies... On Veronica's webpage they were called "Green spelt cookies" and I just couldn't make out what green spelt was. :-D

Looking forward to receiving them and am delighted to have found another great food blog!

Angie's Recipes 4/11/12 06:35

@Andrea H
Thank you, Andrea, for the donation. I will do the baking today and send it on Monday/Tuesday.


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