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Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I am so excited the holiday season is here. Of course, one of my favorite things about the holidays is baking.  My baking list is very long this year so on Saturday I turned on the Christmas tunes and got started. To kick off the holiday baking season I made pomegranate white chocolate chunk cookies.

I adore pomegranates. They are such a unique and fun fruit. I eat as many as I can during the winter months. I recently bought a pomegranate to make a pomegranate salad, but this one never made it to the salad. I used it for a batch of cookies instead:) I thought the bright red pomegranate arils would be so pretty in a cookie and I was right! They really made these cookies pop with color and flavor. The pomegranate arils burst in your mouth and are a great compliment to the white chocolate chunks.

If you are looking for a new Christmas cookie to try this year, make pomegranate white chocolate chunk cookies. They are fun, festive, and oh so delicious!

Check out my favorite holiday cookies from last year! I will be posting new holiday treat recipes throughout December, so stay tuned!

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup white chocolate chunks
1 cup pomegranate arils


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix until just incorporated.

4. Stir in the oats and white chocolate chunks. Make dough balls-about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Tuck about 6-8 pomegranate arils in each cookie dough ball. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

*Note-you can gently stir in the pomegranate arils, but I didn't want the cookies to turn pink at all. If you don't have white chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips will work as well. Enjoy!

If you like these pomegranate white chocolate chunk cookies, you might also like:

Chocolate Fudge Pomegranate Cookies from How Sweet It Is
Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Coconut & Lime
Chewy Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies from Feast on the Cheap

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175 Responses to “Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — November 29, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    Thanks for linking my cookies! These look beautiful and incredibly delicious.

    • twopeas replied: — November 29th, 2010 @ 8:02 am

      You are very welcome! I can’t wait to try your cookies next:)

  2. Katrina — November 29, 2010 @ 5:25 am

    These are so pretty!! Do the seeds get stuck in your teeth?

    • twopeas replied: — November 29th, 2010 @ 8:02 am

      The seeds soften a little bit after baking, but still have a burst of flavor. They didn’t get stuck in my teeth, but I wouldn’t mind if they did. These cookies are worth it:)

  3. Erica — November 29, 2010 @ 5:28 am

    These are just perfect- they look so holiday-ish with the red in them too. I baked this weekend too. I cannot wait for Christmas!

  4. the blissful baker — November 29, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    these cookies look so festive, and are perfect for the holidays! yum!

  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 29, 2010 @ 6:08 am

    What lovely looking cookies! I love all the flavors!

  6. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 29, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    i love the shot of the cookie balls…the little peeping pomegranate arils are so beautiful!

  7. jenna laughs — November 29, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    Lovely! Do the seeds soften at all in the cookies? I love pomegranates, but I have a hard time biting into those seeds with their hard little center!

    • twopeas replied: — November 29th, 2010 @ 8:01 am

      The seeds soften a little, but they still have a nice burst of flavor!

  8. Liz @ Blog is the New Black — November 29, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    Totally saving this recipe= poms are a favorite of mine. I can only imagine how delish these are!!!

  9. Feast on the Cheap — November 29, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    Ooh YUM. Have mastered the chocolate chunks will now have to dish up the white chocolate version! Sounds like you had a very tasty Saturday…

  10. Traci — November 29, 2010 @ 7:14 am

    didn’t get to bake this weekend (out of town) but excited to this coming weekend. But now I want to try these cookies but I know I’d be the only one eating them! Enjoy!

  11. Melissa — November 29, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    Oh my gosh! These sound awesome!

  12. Amanda — November 29, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    What a brilliant combination!!

  13. Susan — November 29, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    LOVE this combo Maria! Perfect for the holidays.

  14. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 29, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    My son loves pomegranates so I will have to make these for him. Generally he just eats them and I never get a chance to cook with them. Beautiful!

  15. Heather — November 29, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    Beautiful cookies Maria! Love the combination.

  16. kat — November 29, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    I never thought of pomegranates in a cookie! Great idea

  17. Anne P — November 29, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    Mmmm… want.

  18. Shaina — November 29, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Delightful. I am sold at the idea of biting into the arils in a rich cookie.

  19. Teresa — November 29, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    This is a great recipe! Gives me another reason to buy pomegranates while they’re in season. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — November 29, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    Confession: I have never had a pomegranate!! Insanity. These cookies look awesome, I will definitely need to break in a pomegranate in my kitchen :)

  21. stephchows — November 29, 2010 @ 10:38 am

    oh YUM I bet these are good! The only problem is I’d be eating the pom seeds as fast as I got them free!

  22. Jenna — November 29, 2010 @ 11:08 am

    these look so delicious!! White chocolate is seriously underrated, I think. I love how seasonal these cookies are!

  23. Sues — November 29, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    Awesome! I definitely need to make these soon seeing how I have an obsession with pomegranates and cookies with white chocolate in them :)

  24. the urban baker — November 29, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    I love pomegranates! Now, putting them in a cookie…that’s genius!

  25. Joanne — November 29, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    I’ve always wondered what would happen if I tried to bake some arils into cookies. This white chocolate/pom combo is genius!

  26. This is a perfect idea for my leftover pomegranate! Thanks so much for sharing these cookies, Maria. They look absolutely delicious.

  27. Kim in MD — November 29, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    That is one gorgeous cookie, Maria! I love the combination of flavors…why didn’t I think of that? 😉

  28. Tracy — November 29, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    I love pomegranate too and will definitely have to try these cookies!

  29. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — November 29, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    These sound amazing! I LOVE pomegranate. :)

  30. Blond Duck — November 29, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

    I’ve never heard of using pomegranate in baking!

  31. Pam — November 29, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    Bookmarked! I can’t wait to try these.

  32. Christmas Sweets — November 29, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Hmm… heavenly! I love pomegranates too! When I was in college we used to stop by a friend’s house after church just for the fruit. This recipe sure is a winner. Got to try it!

  33. HoneyB — November 29, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    these look fantastic!!

  34. Dana — November 29, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! What a terrific combination this is. I love pomegranates too and finding a use for them in baking is so great.

  35. Monica H — November 29, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

    Those are gorgeous cookies. I am loving that picture of the balls of dough though- I just wanna pop one in my mouth!

  36. Big Boys Oven — November 29, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    this is amazing combination of whitce chocolate and pomegranate! it’s amazing I am sure it taste fabulous for this christmas!

  37. Katrina — November 29, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    Great minds think alike! I made cookies with POMs back in October. I thought they were really good. I used dark chocolate though. Maybe I’ll have to try white chocolate and oats too!

  38. Angela@spinachtiger — November 29, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

    Good advice on the tuck of the aril. I too adore pomegranates and eat them every day at this time of year.
    This is a great idea for a cookie. Can’t wait to try.

  39. Sharlene — November 29, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    These are beautiful and so holiday-spirited!

  40. leslie — November 29, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    These look totally amazing!

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