Archive | November, 2011

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14 Nov

Christmas. My favourite time of year (Halloween is a close second), and today I decided it was time to crank the music, bake some cookies, and go skating. Now before you start with the palm to forehead move I should let you know I did wait until after Rememberance day which was real hard. I don’t even have my lights up and it’s snowing out and everything. Im holding back, really.

Some serious stuff though now, those cookies.  Pomegranate white chocolate chunk cookies  which are amazing. Unfortunately cookie cutters dont work very well but they still are good for eating. Just a heads up, we did make a few where we mixed the dough with the pomegranate in them and the came out kind of weird and pink but still deeeelish.

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white 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

Directions:

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.

*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!