One of my favorite things about the holidays is that it's now officially cookie season! Cookie swaps, cookie plates for neighbors, cookies for Santa...lots and lots of lovely cookies! And, in case you didn't get the memo, I love cookies. These pomegranate white chocolate chip cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday baking list. Trust me when I say that these cookies are a must.
There's just something so lovely about pomegranates. I know that they can seem like a lot of work, but those bright juicy arils are totally worth it. And this cookie makes perfect use of them. Plus, don't they just look festive? They're basically pre-decorated Christmas cookies. Genius.
These cookies come together really quickly; you don't even have to chill the dough! Start by creaming together room temperature butter and sugar (usually about 3 minutes in a stand mixer ought to do it). Then mix in an egg and vanilla. After that, it's time for the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Once you've done a quick mix, you'll add the oats and chocolate chips.
Now we're going to be somewhat fastidious about pomegranate placement. If you want to live life on the wild side, I guess you can just stir them in, but you're likely to pop 'em and end up with pink-stained dough. So if you want picture perfect cookies, you should scoop your dough, roll it into a ball and then gently tuck the pomegranate arils on top. The exact number doesn't matter so much, just keep in mind that these will spread in the oven; you want to make sure you have a good distribution. It'll take a few minutes, but it'll be oh so pretty once you're done. Fair warning: be on the lookout for rouge children who sneak up behind you and pick out/eat the pomegranate pieces when you're not looking. (Or maybe that's just my toddler. He's obsessed. I had to promise him all the leftover arils.)
Then it's time to pop these beauties in the oven. Take them out once they're starting to turn golden brown and let them cool. Then enjoy! Share them with friends, use them to bribe your children, have a cookie party, or whatever you'd like. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies
I hope that you love these cookies as much as I do. If you give them a try, I'd love to hear how they turn out for you! You can reach me in the comment section below or on social media. These cookies are definitely a winner, so I hope they make it to your oven sometime soon. Happy baking!
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