Pomegranate White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pomegranate White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Do you go through food phases? I do. Sometimes they stick around FOREVER. And sometimes they just don’t last. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with oatmeal cookies. Like forget chocolate chip, M&M, Oreos, anything… I want oatmeal. And I want raisins in my oatmeal cookies. I have no idea where this obsession came from, but I crave a good oatmeal cookie all the time. So, I made my own [recipe on Parade magazine now!]. And while I was so, so tempted to put raisins in them; I decided to go for pomegranates instead. A little bit healthier, a little bit sweeter, and a whole lot more pretty.

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They also make for a much messier kitchen. But that’s a different story for a different time.

Speaking of, have you heard that you can just whack a pomegranate and the seeds will come out? This is on my list of things I must try and also things that will likely make my kitchen a whole lot more messy. Oops.

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I loved these cookies because the pomegranate arils were like little bursts of awesomeness. And the white chocolate added the perfect touch of sweetness without taking away from the poms.

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And like I mention in my Parade piece, since they’re made with oats and pomegranates, they can almostttt be considered health food. Or breakfast? Yes, I’d eat these for breakfast.

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In fact, I may have already. But I think stuff like that is allowed for the entire month of December… It’s the holidays and all. Candy canes are fair game, too. And Egg nog. Straight.

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So, you see, these cookies are really probably the best option. I’m so good at rationalizing.

Check out my recipe on Parade’s website and have a fabulous day!

Do you make excuses during the holidays?

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15 Responses to "Pomegranate White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies"

  1. Erica says:

    I love oatmeal cookies. They really feel like a great treat. The pomegranates make these so pretty

  2. I’ve never tried baking with pomegranate before! These are so pretty and look delicious!

  3. oh wow–pomegranate cookies? i must try these! yum!

  4. I just wolfed down yet another Perfecto’s muffin, so I’d say calories don’t count during the holidays….

  5. Same here! I am in my oatmeal raisin cookie phase! I recently made a Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal raisin cookie which I ate every single day until I finished the whole batch. This Pomegrenate version fo your looks very Christmas-y

  6. Deb says:

    These look so tasty and festive! I will make them this weekend! Wishing you ladies well for the season!

  7. Megan says:

    I have been wondering what pomegranate seeds would be like in baked goods. On my list to try!

  8. Odetta says:

    I never thought to put pomegranates in baked goods but now I’m interested! They look so nice and probably taste great too!!!

  9. Oatmeal cookies for breakfast are totally acceptable, holidays or not. These look incredible!

  10. I have never baked with pomegranates before…need to try it. Cookies look awesome.

  11. This is so original. Pomegranate cookies? Who woulda thunk it? LOL. They look delicious. I bet that is a great mixture of flavors.

  12. What a great flavour combination! I cheat and buy the arils out of the shell 🙂

  13. These cookies are very original!

  14. lena says:

    what unique cookies they are! these must be very tasty cookies for sure!

  15. I love a good crisp cookie and these definitely look crispy. Love the flavor combo too!

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