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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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174 Responses to “Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. Anne R — December 15, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    These are fabulous! When I make them again, I will only reserve only 1/2 – 1/2 cup for the cookies, 1 cup was way too much. Delicious and pretty.

  2. Eleanor — December 15, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    I was a little bit skeptical about how these were going to turn out but I really wanted to try them… THEY ARE SO GOOD. Deliciously tangy and sweet all at the same time — so yummy!

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  6. molly — December 31, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    I made these yesterday, and they turned out PERFECT. We live @ 7500ft. in CO, so I added a couple of scant T of flour, but I see you are in Salt Lake, so maybe didn’t need to? Either way, they are nice and fluffy with a bit of crunch on the outside.

    I think these might be the best cookie I’ve ever had. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!

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  11. Bubblybaker — April 15, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I made these today and they are absolutely divine! Thankyou for posting up the recipe :) I have linked you on my blog. Thanks again!

  12. Two Peas — April 15, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Glad you liked the cookies!

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  14. Rica — October 22, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    This was AMAZING! I INTENDED to make these for company, but by the time I stopped myself from “tasting”, they are almost all gone! I’ll be whipping up another batch soon!

  15. Mrstdevil — November 4, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Cookies are delicious! Just wondered how to get them to flatten out more like yours?

  16. Two Peas — November 5, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    You can flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand or a spatula before baking. I always bake with a Silpat baking mat too, which helps them bake evenly.

  17. Jasmine — November 19, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    I want to try this recipe but I only have steel cut oats. Will the cookies still taste good if I omit them?

  18. Two Peas — November 19, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    If you omit the oats, add more flour.

  19. Melissa@ Kids in the Sink — November 24, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m about to make these because I have leftover pomegranate arils that need to be used but I’m wondering if I could freeze some of the dough balls or maybe just freeze the finished product? What do you think? Have you tried either? I just don’t have any use for that many cookies right now! Thanks in advance!

  20. Two Peas — November 24, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    I freeze a lot of cookie dough and cookies and most freeze just fine. I haven’t tried these though. I am not sure how the arils would freeze. Let me know if you try it!

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  22. Herbivore Triathlete — December 2, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    What a unique cookie! I will definitely be attempting these this holiday season!

  23. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 3, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    I made these for friends this weekend and they were a huge hit! We all LOVED how chewy they are. I used quick oats and white chocolate chips, and tucked in the pomegranate seeds as suggested. Next time (and there will definitely be a next time!) I will flatten them a little bit before cooking!

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  26. Lauren Schroer — December 5, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Thank you sooo much for sharing this delicious recipe!! I made these cookies over the weekend and the cookies were so so good. My dad even said they’re the best cookies he can ever remember having (and he has had A LOT of cookies in his lifetime :P). The cookies turned out just how yours look and were absolutely fantastic. This is a recipe I will DEFINITELY be making again and again!

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  30. Amy — December 25, 2012 @ 3:25 am

    Made these delicious cookies tonight.. They don’t look quite as picturesque as yours but they taste great! After a couple balls I just poured the rest of the Pom seeds into the mix & gently hand mixed them into the batter & none turned pink :) Also I normally don’t like eating Pom seeds alone bc of the seeds inside but baked into the cookies I didn’t even notice them or if I did I just considered them to be like nuts in any other cookie you eat

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  35. annabel — June 17, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    can i exclude the oats? ^^

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