Monday, December 6, 2010

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can cookies be good for you?

Please don't answer that.

Okay, maybe they can't.  But when the cookies contain pomegranate arils they can at least be called, 'cookies loaded with antioxidants'.  Right?

I'm taking that and running with it.

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies
(from Two Peas and Their Pod)
((Printable Recipe))

1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. white chocolate chips
1 c. pomegranate arils

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Cream together butter and sugars.  Add egg and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients with a whisk.  Slowly add this to the batter.  Stir in the oats and white chocolate chips.

4. Add (by hand) about 8 pomegranate arils to a small ball of dough.  (If you try stirring these into the batter they will burst.)

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool on the sheet pan for 10 minutes on a cooling rack.  Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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