Friday, 11 May 2012

Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pomegranates are becoming increasingly popular as they are incredibly healthy and are loaded with all kinds of amazing vitamins and minerals. These beautiful and delicious "superfood" have been cultivated since ancient times with origins in Persia, present day Iran. When slit open, they're filled with seeds that look almost like rubies, which are called arils. 
One of my favourite ways to eat pomegranate is in cookies. Make sure you have a glass of cold milk next to you and enjoy!
Thank you so much Perfection Fresh for the tray of gorgeous looking Royal Poms! 

1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 180C. Line cookie trays with baking paper.
In a medium sized bowl, combine salt, flour and baking powder.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and mix until a thick dough forms.
Form cookies by rolling a teaspoon of dough into a ball and flatten slightly. Tuck arils and chocolate chunks in the dough (or fold in the mixture).
Bake for 12 minutes until light brown. Let cool on wire racks. Serve with cold milk.

recipe from Coconut & Lime

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