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

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

  3. 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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  6. 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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  10. 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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  15. annabel — June 17, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    can i exclude the oats? ^^

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  21. hannah Robinson — December 19, 2013 @ 3:09 am

    absolutely delicious! I made these a bit smaller, which yielded 3-4 dozen. They were perfect with about 4-5 arils in each one. they were a huge hit at the christmas party I hosted. this recipe will be passed along – thanks!

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  23. Claire — January 15, 2014 @ 9:48 pm

    Omg! I used Mini semi sweet chocolate chips and they are amazing! Thank you for the recipe and inspiration yummy!

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  28. Jennifer — December 15, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    I make a bunch of baking and freeze the cookies and pull them as needed. Would these freeze well?

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  30. Valerie — January 20, 2015 @ 2:25 pm

    I tried these cookies as part of my home-made gift giving this year. I did’nt realize how popular they would be! Everyone(and that includes people that were given one when visiting my friends) Loved them! I am now making them for my youngest daughter and her husband(both grandkids Addison and Even)and an old friend who stopped by. Anyone who had one wanted me to make them for them-yikes Lol! I had some minneolas from New Years and put a small amount in my last batch.Just a Tiny bit and they were fabulous!! Decided not to share those! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!! Happy holidays!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 20th, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

      Thanks for letting us know that you liked the cookies!

  31. April — February 9, 2015 @ 4:31 pm

    Just found this recipe when googling “pomegranate white chocolate” because I was thinking of trying to dye white chocolate (for cookies) using pomegranate juice. I try to avoid food dye (especially red & yellow) but wanted to make some festive Valentine’s cookies for a party. I think I might intentionally burst a few arils in the batter so they FO turn out pink, then plant the rest into the dough balls for the “burst” when you eat them. So excited to try this! Thanks for the recipe & Happy Valentine’s Day! :)

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  33. Stephanie — July 13, 2015 @ 7:29 am

    These sound lovely! I will be trying these on a rainy day!

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