A new grocery store opened in my neighborhood – just a few blocks from my house – and when I went to check it out, they had beautiful pomegranates in a display that called out my name.
I haven’t ever baked with pomegranates before, so I checked out How Sweet it Is, and of course she had a recipe I could adapt. My tip – don’t buy the whole pomegranate unless you have some time to kill. Just buy the arils…worth the extra dollar or so.
Chocolate pomegranate cookies
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
1) Preheat the oven to 350
2) Mix the butter and sugar in a stand mixer, then add eggs and vanilla.
3) In separate bowl, mix cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda – then add to the mixer bowl.
4) Mix in the mini chocolate chips and pomegranates – you may need to do this by hand, I couldn’t get the stand mixer to really incorporate the seeds.
5) Cook for 8-10 minutes, then let cool completely before eating.