You know those really intimidating looking fruits in the produce aisle that show up in the late fall and continue to taunt us half way through the winter? You know, they’re red and kind of strange looking. Pomegranates. That’s what they’re called. Immediately Youtube how to manage a pomegranate and be intimidated by them no longer! Then go buy one and make these cookies.
These cookies… ohhh, these cookies. I made them shortly before Christmas and we haven’t gotten around to posting them until now. That’s ok, though. And do you know why? It’s because they’re cute and they’re red and white. Do you know why that’s significant? Because in a few short weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here. If you’re on Pinterest, Valentine’s Day has already showed up. I was pretty surprised to already be seeing all that red splattered all over the screen and the cute ideas I can use for the kiddos but I quickly jumped on board and realized that these cookies would be super for that occasion! They’re cute. They’re tasty. There’s fruit in them, for Pete’s sake, and Valentine’s Day is like the official sponsor of fruit desserts (chocolate covered strawberries, you hear me?).
I dare say, these are better than the old stand by of boring chocolate covered strawberries or (God forbid) a dumb edible arrangement. I’m sorry. I’ve been burned by that company every. single. time. I have attempted to utilize their services on or around February 14th. So, I’m not sorry. The only thing I’ll be sorry about is if you don’t make these cookies. You’ll be sorry about it, too, so do not make that mistake. Make these for you and your sweetie or your kids or your best friend or whoever it is that you celebrate Valentine’s Day with. Happy (way early) Valentine’s Day!
White Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup pomegranate arils
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Slowly stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the oats and white chocolate chips.
- With a very gentle hand, stir in the pomegranate arils until they’re evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Make 1-inch dough balls, spaced at least 2 inches apart on the baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until just golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod