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 . 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I love oatmeal cookies. They really feel like a great treat. The pomegranates make these so pretty
Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen says
I've never tried baking with pomegranate before! These are so pretty and look delicious!
sarah k @ the pajama chef says
oh wow--pomegranate cookies? i must try these! yum!
Michelle Lahey says
I just wolfed down yet another Perfecto's muffin, so I'd say calories don't count during the holidays....
Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
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
These look so tasty and festive! I will make them this weekend! Wishing you ladies well for the season!
I have been wondering what pomegranate seeds would be like in baked goods. On my list to try!
I never thought to put pomegranates in baked goods but now I'm interested! They look so nice and probably taste great too!!!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
Oatmeal cookies for breakfast are totally acceptable, holidays or not. These look incredible!
Jersey Girl Cooks says
I have never baked with pomegranates before...need to try it. Cookies look awesome.
This is so original. Pomegranate cookies? Who woulda thunk it? LOL. They look delicious. I bet that is a great mixture of flavors.
Tandy | Lavender and Lime says
What a great flavour combination! I cheat and buy the arils out of the shell 🙂
Sarah & Arkadi says
These cookies are very original!
what unique cookies they are! these must be very tasty cookies for sure!
Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine says
I love a good crisp cookie and these definitely look crispy. Love the flavor combo too!