Friday, November 4, 2011

Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

Welcome to November....ughhh. It really is the worst (ok, maybe March is the worst, but November is pretty miserable). It's too cold, but not so cold that you can do fun wintery things, and everything is dead and grey. Oh and Movember....I think it's fantastic that men are raising money for cancer. I just find it very confusing, generally speaking mustachioed men are kind of creepy, so how will I know if you're a creeper or you care about fighting cancer (an admirable attribute)? And if a guy isn't growing a mustache, does that mean that he's an asshole?

But I'm trying to focus on the positive things in life, because well really I've got it pretty good and I know I should stop being such a Wally Whiner.

Pomegranates are one of those things, and November, as miserable as it is, marks the beginning of pomegranate season . You should be able to tell by the name, but in case you can't these cookies are delicious.....I would recommend upping the pomegranate anrils just a titch...but other than that these are Amazing (yep, captial 'A').

Chocolate Fudge Pomegranate Cookies
From How Sweet it is

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, then pomegranate juice and mix until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips and arils. Refrigerate dough for 2-4 hours (or more). When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350, roll into balls and set on baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely.

1 comment:

  1. Om nom nom. Thanks for bringing these over to Fi'Fri! (pretty happy I got stuck with about half a dozen afterwards. All part of the plan)