Pomegranate, the superfruit in a cookie!? That’s right! The fruit where you throw the skin away and eat the seeds can be made into a delicious cookie! Of course, pomegranates are really messy and you will probably stain your hands but your kids will have fun making them and they taste pretty awesome!
So yes, another cookie has been added to my favorites list. A little sweet and a little crunchy (the pomegranate arils give bursts of juice and sometimes have a crunchy texture, they are seeds after all). So get exited and have some fun making these cookies!
This is not my original recipe. It is an adaptation from two that I found online.
Pomegranate Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick (or regular) cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chunks or chips (semi-sweet or dark)
1 cup pomegranate arils (about 1 pomegranate)
1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips or chunks, then gently stir in pomegranate arils.
4. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to racks to cool completely