Pomegranate Cookies?? Yes Please!!

I’ve never eaten a pomegranate before, but when I saw a recipe that used the pomegranate seeds (apparently the only part of it you eat – that shows you how much I knew about pomegranates!!) I thought we’d give them a try.  Pomegranates are packed full of antioxidants and have been shown to help with arthritis, lower blood pressure and help prevent certain kinds of cancer, among other things.  So combine all of those benefits with a cookie and I’m all in.  If you’d like to give them a try, here’s the delicious recipe for you:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (we used half semi-sweet, half white chocolate)
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds, patted dry (we got almost exactly 1 cup from our pomegranate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugars until smooth.
  3. Add egg and vanilla; beat on low until well combined.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt and beat until just combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate until evenly distributed.  Then very gently fold in pomegranate seeds.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoons on cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes, until light brown – centers may not appear set.  Remove and let cookies stand 2 minutes on cookie sheets, then cool on wire racks.
  7. Enjoy!!

I thought these were delicious cookies.  However, if you can believe I’m saying this, when we make these again, I might cut down a bit on the chocolate and increase the amount of pomegrante seeds.

What recipes to you love that sneak in something healthy??

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