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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Double Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

These cookies are amazing.

If you don't believe me, you will be missing out. You will definitely want to try these soon. You better go get some pomegranates before they go out of season.

I got the recipe from here. I found the original recipe on Pinterest. I've been a bit obsessed with Pinterest lately, especially my food board. It's like having my own customized cook book online. Perfect.

I didn't really make any modifications to the original recipe, other than not using as many chocolate chips.

Double Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies
1 c pomegranate arils (1 pomegranate is enough)
2 c flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 c (2 sticks) butter (not margarine)
3/4 c white sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 bag chocolate chips

First, you will want to get your pomegranate arils separate from the pomegranate membrane. It's much easier than it sounds. Just cut the pomegranate in half, put it in a bowl of water, and separate the arils with your hands. The membrane will float to the top of the water and the arils will sink to the bottom. Easy peasy. Just a word of warning, pomegranate juice will stain like woah, so be careful/wear an apron/etc.


Set that aside until later. 

Mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and set aside:

Next, combine the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl:

Mix with an electric mixer for three minutes:

Notice how lame I am with my hand mixer. Someday I will have a Kitchen Aid.


The mixture should look a little like this after mixing:

Add the flour mixture in and stir to combine:

It will be kind of tough to mix at first:

But soon it will be a delicious, chocolatey dough!! 

Stir in the chocolate chips and pomegranate arils:

Be mesmerized by the beauty of the pomegranate. Mmmm.

Form the dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet:

Bake at 350* for approximately 10-12 mins or until done.


Heavenly delight.

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