Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

We are continuing our Month of Pinterest!
We were out and about today so what better way to end the day but with Cookies.

Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

½ cup butter, room temperature
½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chunks (semi-sweet or dark; about 4 oz chopped chocolate/4 sqaures of baking chocolate)
1 cup pomegranate arils (about 1 pomegranate)
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract and 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 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 a couple minutes before removing to racks to cool completely.
This cookie base would be perfect for any additions: try just chocolate, raisins, or chopped pretzels, skor bits, and chocolate for a Twix cookie!   

Yummy Yummy
The 2 year old couldn't stay out of them while they were cooling. She begged for more and more and then just sneaked them off the cooling rack when I was turned away.
The picky eater wouldn't try them because of the "blueberries" aka pomegranate. He is a tough one. I'll let you know if he ever tries any of my cooking.

Julie came home and oohed and ahhhed while eating several.
I ate too many myself. I did make them small so a few would be OK.

They were still yummy cold from the fridge the next day.
This is a keeper recipe.

Thank you Hidden Ponies for the recipe.


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