Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Oatmeal cookies with pomegranate arils and white chocolate chunks! These festive cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie!

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie! #pomegranate #cookies #Christmascookies

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.

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies-Oatmeal cookies with pomegranate arils and white chocolate chunks! These festive cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie!

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.

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookies!

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

The perfect Christmas cookies! The pomegranate and white chocolate are so festive!
5 from 1 vote
2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated 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.
  5. *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!
Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie! #pomegranate #cookies #Christmascookies #whitechocolate

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These look great, Maria. I love white chocolate cranberry cookies, and usually make them around this time of year. Maybe I’ll swap those with your recipe. 🙂

    1. Sorry, I just got your comments, they were going to my spam folder for some reason:( I wouldn’t make the cookies more than a day or two in advance-so the arils don’t get soggy and mushy.

  2. These look really good! I make a similar recipe using a mix of dried blueberries and cranberries. I have a friend who absolutely loves pomegranates, so I’m looking forward to baking her some of these cookies this weekend!

  3. Hi. I just wanted to let you know I made these yesterday for a little get together and they were a huge hit. Everyone loved them (especially me, I had a hard time not just eating the dough)!

  4. I just wanted to say I made these today and they were soooooooo good. I’m not even a big white chocolate fan but the tart from the pomegranate arils offset the sweet so well and I love the little bursts of juice. I’ll have pics up on my blog in a day or two. Thanks for posting this!

  5. There were absolutely AMAZING! This recipe is a keeper for sure. My husband, who is hard to please, said they were the best cookies he’s ever had. Yum!

  6. These were delicious – great recipe! I also browsed through last years group and made the Smores cookies. These were a ginormous hit with my friends and I had to promise, promise to bring them to this years cookie exchange. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  7. Made these cookies and LOVED them!! I brought them to work and they were gone in a flash– good thing I doubled the recipe when I made them. Thanks for the great recipe. These are my new favorite Holiday cookie.

  8. Hi, I got here via Michelle at Taste as You Go and her double chocolate recipe. They both look amazing and I’m so torn I think I’ll have to make both. I can’t wait to taste how the pomegranate goes with chocolate.

  9. Hi Maria and Josh,
    this is a very lovely cookie recipe :-)) I have no made up my mind yet, if I will share any of these cookies with friends and colleagues or if I will save for my self. Thank you for sharing this recipe

  10. Just made these cookies and they are SOOO good! The first pan I forgot to put the oatmeal in and it is good that was, too…but I do prefer the oatmeal. I stirred my arils in without any issue…just use a gentle hand! Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Hi,
    When I first saw this recipe I knew I had to try it! So I went out and bought a ridiculously over-priced pomegranate. After cutting open the pomegranate I deseeded it over a bowl of water, dropping the seeds into the water, I then used a slotted spoon to fish out the seeds. I followed the recipe as is, but substituted half chopped chunks of white chocolate for half a cup of chopped chunks of dark chocolate. At first I rolled the cookie dough into balls then tucked in 6-8 seeds but found this to be so time-consuming and in Singapore hot climate my dough was getting sticky so out of frustration I tipped the pomegranate seeds back into the bowl and mixed it all together – because I had soaked it water earlier my dough didn’t become pink (thank goodness). Verdict: So sublimely delicious – the tartness of the pomegranate seeds are offset by the chocolate chunks and the oats add a delightful crunch! Thanks for sharing!
    – Kate

  12. I’ve been looking for a special dessert for this Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year), and when I came across this recipe I knew I could stop searching…pomegranates are traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashanah, so these are perfect.

    They just came out of the oven and look BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to share them with friends tonight. Thanks for the idea!

  13. Just made these with my 2 year old son, Judah, to bring to daddy’s work for a visit. Such a hit! Judah was a big help in tucking the pomegranate arils into the cookie dough balls. He had a fun time eating just about every other aril, but I had a fun time watching him enjoy them! 🙂 Thanks, Maria!

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