Pea in a Pod Baby Shower Cookies

Pea in a Pod Cookies

These Pea in a Pod cookies are my latest baby shower creation. Is it just me, or does there seem to be an unusually large number of baby showers happening recently? In any case, they are a great reason to try out new cookies! This shower was for my cousin, and the theme of the shower was “Sweet Pea” so my other cousin (who was hosting) wanted something related to that theme. And so here we have “Pea in a Pod” cookies, which I thought were just about the cutest thing. I love to create new designs and these were a ton of fun make. Everyone at the shower loved them and thought that they were beyond adorable.

Here is a photo my cousin sent me of the cookies as part of the place setting at the shower (they were the favors):

Pea in a Pod Cookies at the Baby Shower

Step-by-Step Instructions for Pea in a Pod Baby Shower Cookies:

Step 1: Sketch out your cookie(s). I began doing this about 6 months ago and have found it very helpful for a number of reasons. First, you can play around with different designs and get an idea of what will fit on the cookies without having to waste “practice cookies”. Secondly, you can label each part of of the cookie with the color needed, so you know how many colors and how much of each you should mix up. I use a plain sketch book, trace the cookie cutter with a pencil and then go to work filling in the details.

Pea in a Pod Cookies - Sketch

Step 2: Make the “peas”. For these cookies, I used a regular decorating tip and pressed the bottom of it lightly into the cookies where I wanted to have the peas. I was then able to easily trace the circles for the outline.

Step 3: Outline the cookie. Using a #2 tip and the green and the skin-tone color, outline the cookies, then let them dry completely.

Pea in a Pod Cookies - Outlines

Step 4: Flood the cookies. With thinned royal icing, fill in all of the areas that you outlined with the appropriate colors. You should let these dry overnight before putting on the finishing details.

Pea in a Pod Cookies - Flooded

Step 5: Add the leaf details. With the same green that you used to pipe the outline, go back over the leaves and stem so that they are more pronounced, and add some details.

Pea in a Pod Cookies - Leaf Details

Step 6: Add the baby face details. Using edible markers and with a light touch, add the details to the baby’s mouth. Black dots for the eyes, and a pink or red heard for the mouth. Using a #1 tip, add a little curly-cue at the top of the head. Allow to dry for at least a few hours before packaging them.

Pea in a Pod Cookies - Face Details

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  1. Sana on June 7, 2010 at 12:35 am

    How adorable!! love the baby’s face. Great work Michelle!


  2. Katrina on June 7, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Aww these are just the cutest! I’d love to receive one of these!!


  3. bunkycooks on June 7, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Very cute and clever cookies! :)


  4. Maria63303 on June 7, 2010 at 8:24 am

    These are simply too adorable- will definitely give this recipe a try. I just love your site because you not only give the recipe and instructions, you include pictures and even links to where certain items can be purchased that you used (ie: for the cookie cutter). Keep up the excellent work!


  5. bridget {bake at 350} on June 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

    They turned out so cute!!!


  6. Jenny Flake on June 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Loving these Michelle!! So adorable!


  7. Sarah on June 7, 2010 at 11:34 am

    YUMMY! My friend Tiff will love these. Peas in a pod are her ‘thing.’ I’m gonna share with her!


  8. Steph on June 7, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Adorable! I wish I could decorate cookies like that!


  9. ErinsFoodFiles on June 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Too cute! Great job!


  10. Maria on June 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve been waiting to see these cookies. I LOVE them. You did a fabulous job. I love pea pods:) These are perfect for a shower too! Nice work!


  11. Sara on June 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    SO cute! I don’t think I’d ever have the patience to make those cookies. :)


  12. Heather (Heather's Dish) on June 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    i’m telling you, i want you to do the cookies for my baby shower (whenever i get pregnant and have one!) these are the most adorable shower cookies EVER!


  13. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. on June 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Super cute! What a great shower favor!


  14. Jen @ How To: Simplify on June 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Oh my goodness…these cookies are the cutest!


  15. Julie on June 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Just too cute! You could put two little baby faces in there if the shower was for twins :)


  16. Jean on June 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    These are super, wow! Your creations never fail to impress. I agree that these are beyond adorable.


  17. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on June 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    These are absolutely adorable… I love them!


  18. Fuji Mama on June 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    These are insanely cute! Thank you so much for the step-by-step icing instructions as well. I’m not well versed in how to do this, and so it’s so helpful to see how you do it!


  19. Foodlvr on June 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    These are so adorable. I would not have the patience to do that decorating. Wish I did. Thesemare such cute cookies.


  20. Kathia Castro on June 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    My Godness, they are awesome!! I wouldn’t be able to eat them. Where did you get the cookie cutter?


  21. Michelle on June 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    OH MY….so cute! Love the simple design! Just darling!


  22. Belinda @zomppa on June 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    These are SOOOOOO cute! Congrats!


  23. zerrin on June 7, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    These are definitely so amazing! I love the baby face in the pod. How cute!


  24. Sandra on June 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Those are so cute for a pea in a pod baby shower theme, you have talent!



  25. Jessiker Bakes on June 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    uber cute.


  26. jo on June 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    The cookies are absolutely cuties and so right for a baby shower. Sigh .. how I wish I had such a steady hand to do this!


  27. Milisa on June 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Those are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! How patient you must be.


  28. Jenna on June 7, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Beautiful! Sharing the link now…


  29. Green Girl on June 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    How adorable! wish I had some at my baby shower.


  30. Mysti on June 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    these are the cutest cookies i have ever seen. I LOVE sweet peas!


  31. Lawyer Loves Lunch on June 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Golly, these are adorable! They would make the perfect baby shower favor :)


  32. Cookin' Canuck on June 8, 2010 at 12:03 am

    These couldn’t be any cuter, Michelle! What a hard-working baker you are.


  33. Jonesie on June 8, 2010 at 2:52 am

    These are ADORABLE! I have a question though, what did you use to cut the shape out? You drew the pic on sketch pad paper but what did you use to make the cut?


    • Michelle on June 8th, 2010 at 8:39 am

      Hi Jonesie, Thank you! I used a pea in a pod cookie cutter. If you scroll up and check out the “Resources” section, I provided a link to where I bought it.


  34. Jillyann on June 8, 2010 at 7:55 am

    OMG those are too cute! I have a friend thats having her baby in 5 weeks. I’m going to make her a batch of these. They are precious. Thanks!


  35. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks on June 8, 2010 at 9:00 am

    These are by far and away the cutest cookies I have EVER seen!


  36. Sarah Y. on June 8, 2010 at 9:02 am

    These are impossibly cute! I love the little heart for the mouth. Absolutely adorable!


  37. Kristina on June 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    oh these are adorable. you are truly an artist :)


  38. Magic of Spice on June 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    These are so great!


  39. Viva Towels on June 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Awwww I wish I had known about this before my friend’s baby shower. This is extremely adorable–to cute to eat!


  40. Viva Towels on June 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I mean *too cute to eat


  41. Anne on June 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    These are adorable!


  42. Erin @ CelticHeart Designs on June 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I wish you lived closer so you could have made those for my baby shower 😛


  43. The Cilantropist on June 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    These are just too stinkin cute. :) I want to gobble one up, just like I feel when I see a baby with adorable chubby cheeks.


  44. Julie M. on June 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Those are too stinkin’ cute! I can see all the care and love you put into them. They’re almost too pretty to eat!


  45. ivoryhut on June 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Oh my goodness, how cute are those! You are so creative. If I tried to make these, they might end up looking like green bananas. Or maybe flip flops.


  46. LMC502 on June 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    These are some seriously cute cookies! You did such a nice job on them :)


  47. Laurie on June 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    These are so sweet!! I have been wanting to make these for some time…when I first noticed them last year from Bridget @ Bake at 350 blog. I really need this cuter..its so different from the usual baby cutters. You did a fantasic job!!


  48. Brittany on July 6, 2010 at 8:48 am

    When I saw these I literally gasped! They are SO cute, and SO creative. Well done, I’m sure they were appreciated.


  49. Amanda on October 25, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Super cute… they remind me so much of Bridgets (bake at 350) pea pod cookies too! Such a classic and beautiful design! Was she your inspiration?


    • Michelle on October 25th, 2010 at 11:11 am

      Hi Amanda, Yes, definitely inspired from Bridget. In fact if you check out the “Resources” section at the end of the post you will see that I link to Bridget’s cookies as the inspiration for these.


  50. Sandy on June 7, 2011 at 7:17 am

    So cute. My son and daughter-in-law are expecting and we have always called them two peas in a pod. I’m thinking these have to be our contribution to their baby shower!


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