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?


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. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen says:

    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. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    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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