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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Green Pea Cookies: Vegan Cookies Made of Peas are Actually Delicious

Posted By on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 9:03 AM

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What is small, round, salty, sweet — and green? That would be the new Green Pea Cookie, a vegan treat based upon a traditional Singaporean cookie.

On the Green Pea Cookie site, you can read the story of how three friends — Sean, Fiona and Larissa — had the idea of making these cookies here in the Bay Area, after Sean’s start-up colleagues devoured the cookies his mom sent from Singapore. Fiona, also Singaporean, is the baker; Larissa is the business whiz. After baking a lot of these tiny treats, the team shared their wares with strangers in Dolores Park and found that people really liked them. Trips to several other cities confirmed that green pea cookies were a hit with hungry and willing tasters.

The cookies are made with roasted green peas, ground into flour; organic unbleached flour, sugar, sunflower oil and salt. Bite into one and you might be reminded of shortbread or a Mexican wedding cookie; there’s a nice balance of salt and sugar, so if you want something not-too-sweet with your afternoon coffee, this is a good option. There is also a gluten-free version made with rice flour, which is a bit more crumbly in texture, but still flavorful.

The Green Pea Cookie team is still in its fundraising stages, and those who want to support this project will be rewarded with things likes cookies (duh), merchandise, and — if you’re a big spender —  a pea-cookie alter ego. It might sound a bit silly but the end result is a vegan cookie that’s healthy and really delicious.

Oh and the basic green pea cookie is only the beginning. This reporter was able to try the chocolate-dipped version, and it took peas to another level. Who would have thought peas and chocolate go together?
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